Some students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technology University (NTU) who live on campus have received a text message from the Ministry of Health (MOH) nominating them for the Covid-19 vaccination.
Students were notified on May 5.
In response to the nomination, some have since scheduled their vaccination appointments.
Four NUS students who received the MOH's text message are currently living in the university halls and residences, Mothership.sg found out.
On Apr. 29, a Yale-NUS student living in Cendana College Tower A tested positive for Covid-19.
In response, all residents in that residential college were asked to self-isolate in their rooms for seven days, until 12pm on May 7, while complying with self-isolation rules.
NTU reassures students
An Instagram story by the NTU Student's Union (NTUSU) shared on May. 5 updated students on the message that students received from MOH.
Addressing students' concerns, NTUSU said: "The University has confirmed that MOH has started arranging for NTU students to receive vaccinations."
NTUSU added that the university will be disseminating via email more details concerning the vaccination notification.
A NTU student who resides in university hall said she and a couple of friends also received the text message from MOH offering the Covid-19 vaccination.
She added that one of her hall mates who was graduating also received the nomination.
Although it is not fully clear why these students were selected for vaccination, the undergraduates who were offered the jabs told Mothership.sg they are living on campus.
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