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The Covid-19 vaccine roll out will be made available to Singapore citizens aged 12 to 39-years-old from June 11.
This was announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on June 10 during a press conference.
Children who turn 12 in 2021 must have crossed their birthday before they are eligible to book a vaccination appointment.
Eligible Singaporeans within this age group who want to receive the vaccine will need to register online and book an appointment via the Ministry of Health vaccination page.
After registration, they will be 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.
However, the MTF seeks the public's understanding that 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 previously registered their interest online will not need to re-register.
The invitation to register will be eventually extended to the rest of the population over the coming months.
Those who have recovered from Covid-19 advised to receive one dose
The MTF recommends that individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 infection receive a single dose as there is evidence indicating that a single dose will further boost their immunity against Covid-19.
Patients who are in their six months post-recovery period are likely to still have a strong immune response. Hence, the ministry announced that it will prioritise patients who have recovered from their Covid-19 infection more than six months prior.
They will be able to register from June 11 onwards.
Persons below 18 need parental consent
Under the national vaccination programme, children or wards below the age of 18 will require the consent of their parent or guardian to book a vaccination appointment.
Parents and guardians can register online their interest for them to receive the vaccination.
Parents will be required to give consent for their child to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as part of the booking process.
Children should bring along documentary proof of their consent to the vaccination site for verification.
As of June 9, the Ministry of Health has administered more than 4.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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