The Well being Sciences Authority (HSA) has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use for kids between 12 and 15 years outdated, mentioned Well being Minister Ong Ye Kung at present (Might 18).
The Ministry of Well being (MOH) mentioned it will work with the Ministry of Training (MOE) on a vaccination programme for this age group, and supply additional updates in the end.
That is the primary Covid-19 vaccine authorised to be used for this age group in Singapore. Beforehand, solely these 16 and above had been deemed appropriate to obtain the vaccine.
Our skilled committee on COVID-19 vaccination has additionally weighed in with their endorsement. Each groups have assessed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated excessive efficacy and security for this age group of 12 to fifteen years outdated, which is according to what we now have noticed for the grownup inhabitants.
Well being Minister Ong Ye Kung at a multi-ministry job pressure press conference
From Wednesday (Might 19), all colleges will transfer to home-based studying till the top of the time period on Might 28. The announcement got here after a number of major college college students examined optimistic for Covid-19.
From Wednesday, these aged 40 to 44 years may even be invited to register for his or her vaccinations.
People can register on-line through vaccine.gov.sg, and they’re going to obtain an acknowledgement message through SMS after registration. After which, a separate SMS with a personalised reserving hyperlink to ebook an appointment can be despatched to eligible people.
MOH mentioned that people can count on to obtain the message inside one to 2 weeks from registration.
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