The Ministry of Health has announced today today (April 5) that those under 45 are able to book their vaccination slots soon. This means that the Covid-19 vaccination will now be available to all Singaporeans above 16-years-old.
“Based on the current schedule we plan to begin inviting them in June to book their slots,” said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary Parliament.
If vaccine supplies continue to arrive on schedule, there will be enough for all Singaporeans and long-term residents by the third quarter of this year said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
By mid-April, there will be a total of 40 vaccination centres islandwide. There are currently 31 vaccination centres.
As of April 3, around 1.52 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Singapore. Around 1.05 million individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Over 468,000 have completed the full vaccination, and received their second dose.
Previously, citizens and residents aged 45 to 59 were invited to register for their vaccinations. Close to 500,000, or about half, have done so.
After registering on the website, Singaporeans and long-term residents will receive an SMS with a personalised URL enabling them to book their vaccination appointments online.
Letters will not be sent to them, as they are more familiar with the use of digital technology, said the Ministry of Health.
“We will send out the SMSes to the registrants as soon as there are vacant slots available for booking. This should happen within a few days of registration, but we seek everyone’s understanding that the timing may vary and it may take longer, in particular if there is a delay in the vaccine delivery schedule,” MOH added.
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