Every town in Singapore to have one community COVID-19 vaccination centre by end-March
Each centre will be able to distribute 2,000 vaccinations from 8am to 10pm daily.
The Government has set a target of having one community vaccination centre in every town in Singapore by the end of March, said Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Jan 26).
This will make access to vaccination as easy as possible, where people will be able to make prior bookings and head to any centre that is open so long as there are available slots, CNA reported.
Each centre will be able to distribute 2,000 vaccinations from 8am to 10pm daily, Mr Chan added.
He said: “Our aim is to build the vaccination capacity ahead of the arrival of the vaccines, so that the vaccination capacity (at the centres) will not (hit a) bottleneck.”
Mr Chan also said that the number of centres can be scaled accordingly, depending on demand.
In addition to these community vaccination centres, Singapore will also have eight vaccination centres set up across the island by the end of February as the country expands its vaccination programme.
Should all go to plan, Singapore will have enough vaccines to inoculate everyone by the third quarter this year.
Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which requires two injections to be given 21 days apart, has been approved in Singapore.
More COVID-19 vaccines delivery is expected to arrive in the coming months, including those from US biotechnology firm Moderna and China’s Sinovac.