Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres and Children’s Vaccination Centres to remain open till 7pm on Saturdays

MOH will also consolidate several vaccination locations to improve the efficiency of vaccination operations.

Benjamin Chew

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Published: 18 November 2022, 2:06 PM

The operating hours of all Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVC) and Children’s Vaccination Centres (CVC) will be extended to 7pm on Saturdays, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Nov 17).

JTVCs and CVCs will see the extension implemented from Nov 19 to end December, with the vaccination centres’ opening at 9am and closing at 7pm instead of the previous 9am to 1pm. 

With this change, the operating hours of JTVCs and CVCs on Saturdays will be the same as for all other weekdays.

On the eve of public holidays, both JTVCs and CVCs will be open from 9am to 1pm. Vaccination centres will be closed on Sundays.

Parents who wish to have their children vaccinated must arrive at the CVC by 5.30pm and bring along their children’s identification documents for registration.

Siblings of a child who have existing appointments on Mondays to Thursdays can receive their vaccinations at the same time without the need for a separate appointment at the CVCs.

As of Nov 16, 17,000 children aged six months to four years have either received the bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccine dose, or booked a vaccination appointment. About 74,000 older children aged between five and 11 have also received their Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty booster shots or booked an appointment to do so.

In total, MOH said around 186,000 individuals have received the bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccine dose, or have booked an appointment for vaccination. Vaccinations are being administered to almost 20,000 people a day.

To increase the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccination operations, MOH will consolidate various vaccination locations in Singapore.

Residents in the west can visit JTVC Jurong West for both the bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccine and monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine from Nov 21. Located at the former Hong Kah Secondary School, this JTVC was converted from a Vaccination Centre.

JTVC Bishan will close from Nov 19. Residents in the area who wish to receive the bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccine can head to  JTVC Ang Mo Kio. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Toa Payoh Polyclinic, and the Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPC) in the vicinity offer only the monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine. 

Those who wish to receive the Novavax/Nuvaxoid vaccine and can get their vaccinations starting Nov 21 at 19 selected PHPCs and polyclinics.

These locations include Jurong Polyclinic, Yishun Polyclinic and Norwood Medical Clinic.

MOH will also continue to maintain 10 active JTVCs and you can find the nearest vaccination site to you here.

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