From tomorrow (June 11) onwards, Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can e book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.
Youngsters who flip 12 this 12 months will need to have crossed their birthday earlier than they might e book an appointment.
In response to the Ministry of Well being (MOH), those that belong to this age group could be invited to e book their apppointments progressively through a textual content message with a personalised reserving hyperlink.
Registrants can count on to obtain the textual content message a number of days after registration.
“Nevertheless, we search your endurance and understanding that the SMS might take as much as two weeks for some as extra appointment slots for vaccination will probably be made obtainable as extra provides arrive,” mentioned MOH.
Singaporeans on this age group would additionally obtain a “two-week precedence window” to e book their appointments.
Solely the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is accepted for these aged between 12 and 17. That mentioned, those that are invited to e book their vaccination slots usually tend to get an earlier slot in the event that they go to a vaccination web site that gives the Moderna jab.
Parental consent for these below 18
Beneath Singapore’s vaccination train, these beneath 18 should receive the consent of their dad and mom or guardians to e book a vaccination appointment.
Dad and mom or guardians might register curiosity for his or her youngster or ward to obtain the jabs on the vaccine.gov.sg web site. As a part of the method, they are going to be required to present consent for his or her youngster or ward to obtain the vaccine.
Dad and mom or guardians should additionally accompany youngsters aged 12 to vaccination websites. These aged 13 and older won’t want accompaniment.
MOH mentioned that vaccination stays a “key enabler and its capacity to assist Singapore reopen safely can solely be felt after we can collectively obtain a excessive degree of inhabitants protection for vaccination”.
“Therefore, we urge everybody who’s eligible to be vaccinated, when it’s provided to you.”
It added that there will probably be additional relaxations of the laws — equivalent to for group and occasion sizes, capability limits, distancing guidelines, masks carrying and journey — when a enough share of the Singapore inhabitants has been absolutely vaccinated.
This may apply particularly to those that are vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.
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