Covid-19 Vaccine: Singaporeans Aged 12 to 39 Can Register From June 11
Singaporean individuals from the ages of 12 to 39 are now invited to register online to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations from June 11.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) added that children who turn 12 this year must have crossed their birthday before they are eligible to book an appointment.
Parent or guardian consent is also required when booking a vaccination appointment. Children or wards aged 12 will also need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the vaccination site on the day of vaccination.
The ministry said registrants will be invited to book their vaccination appointments via an SMS with a personalised booking link sent to the mobile number they registered with. This SMS will be sent a few days after registration.
At a Covid-19 multi-ministry taskforce press conference on Thursday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said those who make appointments at a centre that offers the Moderna vaccine will likely get an earlier slot as younger students are only able to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.
As of June 9, more than 4.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has been given out in Singapore. MOH said the “overall take-up rate has also been increasing”.
In a series of announcements on Thursday, MOH also announced that Singapore will move out of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) in two steps. The cap on social gatherings will be raised from two to five people from June 14. This means the same two-person limit on the number of unique daily visitors to a household will also increase to five.
Dining in at food and beverage establishments will only be allowed from June 21, as these are considered high-risk settings, said MOH.
As for the vaccine booking link, MOH has advised that it may take up to two weeks to be sent to those who register and more appointment slots will one up when more supplies arrive.