Four new vaccination centres set to administer Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
This will add to the 31 vaccination sites currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Starting from today (Mar 17), the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be made available at four new vaccination sites around Singapore.
The new sites are Hong Kah North Community Club, Marsiling Community Club, Punggol 21 Community Club and Radin Mas Community Club respectively.
Although the Ministry Of Health (MOH) has stated that the Moderna vaccine will be made progressively more available at different vaccination sites once more supplies of it arrive, current vaccination sites will continue to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
However, it is important to note that each vaccination centre will only carry and administer one type of vaccine, be it the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna variant.
As such, individuals will have to book the same vaccination centre for both of their vaccination appointments.
There will also be three new vaccination sites commencing operations from today, at Nanyang Community Club, Sengkang Community Club and Arena@ Our Tampines Hub.
By mid-April, there are expected to be 40 different vaccination sites across the country.
Currently, eligible individuals can get their vaccinations done at any of the 20 polyclinics in Singapore, 22 Public Health Preparedness Clinics and 31 different vaccination sites.
It is encouraged to book vaccination slots at designated vaccination sites instead of polyclinics, however, as they possess a larger capacity for patients.
As of Mar 15, more than 549,000 people have received at least the first dose, with about 243,000 having also received their second dose, completing the full vaccination course.
Should you urgently require a vaccine, the MOH has stated that it will take into account residents with exceptional circumstances to receive their vaccine earlier.
“While our focus has been to vaccinate identified priority groups on public health considerations, as more vaccine supplies arrive, we will consider allowing Singapore citizens and permanent residents with very exceptional circumstances to receive their vaccination earlier,” said MOH.