Today, in a press conference that’ll make people born between 14 June to 20 June cry, it’s announced that this biggest group can finally book their vaccine slots come tomorrow (11 June).
However, do note that this is only for Singaporeans (so far).
People in this group will be able to register online via vaccine.gov.sg and book an appointment from 11 June 2021 onwards.
Children who turn 12 in 2021 must have crossed their birthday before they are eligible to book a vaccination appointment.
Under the national vaccination programme, children/wards below the age of 18 will require the consent of their parent/guardian to book a vaccination appointment. Parents/guardians can register interest for their child/ward to receive the vaccination on vaccine.gov.sg.
They will be required to give consent for their child/ward to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the booking process. Parents/guardians are reminded to ensure that their child/ward bring along documentary proof of their consent to the vaccination site for verification.
After registration, registrants will be progressively invited to book their vaccination appointments via an SMS with a personalised booking link sent to the mobile number they registered with. Registrants can expect to receive this SMS a few days after registration.
The SMS may take up to two weeks for some, as more appointment slots for vaccination will be made available as more supplies arrive.
Those who had registered their interest earlier on vaccine.gov.sg will not need to re-register.
The invitation to register will be eventually extended to the rest of the population (non-Singaporeans in the group) over the coming months.
Currently, the second dose will only be given 6 to 8 weeks later.
Parents/guardians of their child/ward aged 13 and above are not required to accompany their child/ward to the vaccination site on the day of vaccination. However, children/wards aged 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Progress so Far
As of 9 June, more than 4.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Singapore. Around 2.5 million individuals have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, of whom about 1.9 million individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.
To date, about 74% of eligible seniors aged 60 and above, close to 74% of eligible persons aged 45 to 59, and 65% of eligible persons aged 40 to 44 have received the COVID-19 vaccination or booked their vaccination appointments.
To know more about the vaccines in Singapore, watch this video to the end:
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