From tomorrow (June 11) onwards, Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can book appointments for vaccination against Covid-19.
Children who turn 12 this year must have crossed their birthday before they can book an appointment.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), those belonging to this age group will be invited to gradually book their appointments via text message with a personalized booking link.
Registrants can expect to receive an SMS a few days after registration.
“However, we ask for your patience and understanding that some SMS may need up to two weeks as more places will be available for scheduled vaccinations as more supplies arrive,” MOH said.
Singaporeans in this age group would also be given a “two-week priority period” to book their meetings.
Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for people between the ages of 12 and 17. Those invited to book their vaccination sites are more likely to get an earlier appointment if they go to the vaccination site offered by Modern Jab.
Parental consent for children under 18 years of age
According to vaccination in Singapore, those under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to book a vaccination appointment.
Parents or guardians can report their child’s or ward’s interest in receiving a sting on the vaccine.gov.sg website. As part of the process, they will be asked to give their child or ward a vaccine.
Parents or guardians must also accompany children from the age of 12 to the vaccination site. Those aged 13 and over will not need an escort.
The health ministry said vaccination remains “a key driver and its ability to help Singapore reopen safely can only be felt when together we can achieve a high level of vaccination coverage.”
“We therefore invite anyone who qualifies for vaccination when offered.”
He added that there will be further easing of regulations – such as group and event sizes, capacity limits, removal rules, wearing masks and travel – when a sufficient proportion of Singapore’s population is fully vaccinated.
This will be especially true for those vaccinated against Covid-19.
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