From tomorrow (June 11) onwards, Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can e-book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.
Kids who flip 12 this 12 months should have crossed their birthday earlier than they could e-book an appointment.
Based on the Ministry of Well being (MOH), those that belong to this age group could be invited to e-book their apppointments progressively through a textual content message with a personalised reserving hyperlink.
Registrants can count on to obtain the textual content message a number of days after registration.
“Nonetheless, we search your persistence and understanding that the SMS could take as much as two weeks for some as extra appointment slots for vaccination shall be made out there as extra provides arrive,” mentioned MOH.
Singaporeans on this age group would additionally obtain a “two-week precedence window” to e-book their appointments.
Solely the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised for these aged between 12 and 17. That mentioned, those that are invited to e-book their vaccination slots usually tend to get an earlier slot in the event that they go to a vaccination website that provides the Moderna jab.
Parental consent for these below 18
Beneath Singapore’s vaccination train, these under 18 should receive the consent of their dad and mom or guardians to e-book a vaccination appointment.
Mother and father or guardians could register curiosity for his or her baby or ward to obtain the jabs on the vaccine.gov.sg web site. As a part of the method, they are going to be required to offer consent for his or her baby or ward to obtain the vaccine.
Mother and father or guardians should additionally accompany youngsters aged 12 to vaccination websites. These aged 13 and older is not going to want accompaniment.
MOH mentioned that vaccination stays a “key enabler and its capability to assist Singapore reopen safely can solely be felt once we can collectively obtain a excessive stage of inhabitants protection for vaccination”.
“Therefore, we urge everybody who’s eligible to be vaccinated, when it’s supplied to you.”
It added that there shall be additional relaxations of the rules — similar to for group and occasion sizes, capability limits, distancing guidelines, masks carrying and journey — when a adequate share of the Singapore inhabitants has been absolutely vaccinated.
This may apply particularly to those that are vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.
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