More vaccination centres planned
Seniors will be progressively receiving letters to book an appointment for their vaccination.
To support Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the Government is setting up four COVID-19 vaccination centre, starting with two – located at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Raffles City Convention Centre – which have already started operations. Two more vaccination centres, located at the former Hong Kah Secondary School and Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre, will be ready for operations next week. Four other vaccination centres are being planned by end of February.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) shared that the Government will open more such vaccination centres across the island, and will be rolled out in tandem with the arrival of the vaccine shipments. These centres, together with the polyclinics and selected Public Health Preparedness Clinics, will allow Singaporeans and long-term residents who are medically eligible to receive their vaccinations conveniently.
Vaccinations have started with healthcare and frontline workers. According to MOH, more than 6,200 individuals have received their first dose of the vaccine. Vaccinations for seniors will begin later this month and letters will be progressively sent to seniors to book an appointment for their vaccination. Residents and clients in the community care sector will also progressively be vaccinated, and nursing homes have begun engaging their residents and their next-of-kin on the vaccinations. More details on the vaccination for seniors will be provided later, according to MOH.
For all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore, they will get vaccinated by the third quarter of this year, if there are no unforeseen disruptions to vaccine shipments. Vaccination will be progressively rolled out. MOH added, “Even as we progressively vaccinate our population, we must keep in mind that vaccination is not a silver bullet. We must continue to adhere to the safe management measures to help us mitigate the spread and keep community transmission low.”
** To understand more about the COVID-19 vaccine and what else you need to know, go to: www.gov.sg/article/what-you-should-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine.
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