Starting tomorrow (June 11), Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.
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 would be invited to book their scores progressively via text message with a personalized booking link.
Entrants can expect to receive the text message a few days after registration.
“However, we are looking for your patience and we understand that SMS can take up to two weeks in some as there will be more time slots for vaccination as more supplies arrive,” MOH said.
Singaporeans in this age group would also receive a “two-week priority window” to book their appointments.
That said, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can only be approved for those between the ages of 12 and 17. That said, those who are invited to book their vaccination slots are more likely to get an earlier slot if they go to a vaccination site that offers the Modern jab.
Parental consent for children under 18
According to the Singapore vaccination exercise, children under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of their parents or guardians to book a vaccination appointment.
Parents or guardians may register interests for their child or ward to receive the beatings on the vaccine.gov.sg website. As part of the process, they will need to give consent for their child or ward to receive the vaccine.
Parents or guardians should also accompany 12-year-olds to vaccination sites. Those over the age of 13 will not need accompaniment.
The Ministry of Health said vaccination remains a “key factor and that its ability to help Singapore reopen safely can only be felt when we can collectively achieve a high level of population coverage for vaccination.” .
“Therefore, we urge everyone to be fit to be vaccinated when offered to you.”
He added that there will be more relaxation of regulations, such as the size of groups and events, capacity limits, distance rules, the wearing of masks and travel, when a sufficient part of Singapore’s population has been vaccinated.
This will apply especially to people vaccinated against Covid-19.
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