Bivalent vaccines available for those aged 18 to 49 from Nov 7
SMSes containing personalised booking links will be sent to eligible individuals to make an appointment.
People aged 18 to 49 can receive the Bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccines starting Nov 7, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release on Friday (Nov 4).
Eligible individuals will receive an SMS with a personalised booking link to make an appointment at a Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (JTVC).
The age group of 40 to 49 will be prioritised for the vaccinations before MOH moves on to the lower age groups, and only healthcare workers and those aged 50 and above are allowed to make walk-in appointments.
Over 65,000 individuals have already received the bivalent vaccine dose, or have booked an appointment as of Nov 2.
“Those who have yet to complete their minimum protection series should take their vaccinations as soon as possible,” said MOH.
From Oct 7, those above 18 can also take the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine as an alternative booster without the need for proof of ineligibility to mRNA or Novavax/Nuvaxovid.
MOH urges all adults aged 18 and above to keep their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date by receiving an additional booster dose after between five months and one year from their last vaccination dose.
Although the XBB variant wave is subsiding, MOH continues to urge Singaporeans to maintain vigilance and preparedness against new highly transmissible variants that could enter Singapore with the increase in international travel during the holiday season.
To encourage people to self-test, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) will deliver 12 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits to households starting from Nov 21.