Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can register for COVID-19 vaccination from Jun 11
SINGAPORE: Singapore citizens aged 12 to 39 can register online for their COVID-19 vaccinations from Friday (Jun 11), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday.
"This is a big group of 1.5 million people who have yet to be vaccinated," Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said at a COVID-19 multi-ministry task force press conference on Thursday.
Children who turn 12 this year must have crossed their birthday before they are eligible to book an appointment, MOH said.
Under the national vaccination programme, children or wards below the age of 18 will require the consent of their parent or guardian to book a vaccination appointment. Parents or guardians can register interest for their child or ward to receive the vaccination on vaccine.gov.sg.
"STEADY PROGRESS" WITH VACCINATION PROGRAMME
Singapore is making "steady progress" with its overall vaccination programme, MOH said.
As of Jun 9, MOH has administered more than 4.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Around 2.5 million people have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, of whom about 1.9 million individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.
The overall take-up rate has also been increasing, MOH said.
To date, about 74 per cent of eligible seniors aged 60 and above, close to 74 per cent of eligible persons aged 45 to 59, and 65 per cent of eligible persons aged 40 to 44 have received the COVID-19 vaccination or booked their vaccination appointments.
Mr Ong said this means about 44 per cent of Singapore's population, or 2.5 million people, have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Mahmud, A. H. (2021, June 10). Singaporeans aged 12 to 39 can register for COVID-19 vaccination from Jun 11. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-vaccination-age-12-to-39-recovered-single-dose-14986126