Unvaccinated Singapore residents 18 and above can walk in to get Moderna COVID jabs

Brasov, Romania - February 21, 2021: Doctor or scientist holding Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on a white background.
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SINGAPORE — From Monday (2 August), all unvaccinated Singapore residents as well as long-term pass holders aged 18 and above can walk into 11 community centres offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and receive it without making an appointment.

In a press release by the Ministry of Health (MOH) issued on the same day, MOH listed the community vaccine centres that eligible Singaporeans, permanent residents and long-term pass holders can get their shots. They are:

• Buona Vista Community Club

• Hong Kah North Community Club

• Kebun Baru Community Club

• Kolam Ayer Community Club

• Marsiling Community Club

• Potong Pasir Community Club

• Punggol 21 Community Club

• Radin Mas Community Club

• Tampines East Community Club

• Woodlands Community Club

• Yew Tee Community Club

Yahoo News Singapore has reached out to the MOH about whether the same extension would be given to community centres offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine.

As of 31 July, around 7.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Singapore.

Around 4.3 million individuals have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, of whom about 3.3 million have completed the full vaccination regimen.

This means about 61 per cent of Singapore residents have completed the full vaccination regimen, said the MOH.

Eighty-three per cent of those aged 60 and above, 88 per cent of those aged 45 to 59, 87 per cent of those aged 40 to 44, and 83 per cent of those aged 12 to 39 years old, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or booked their appointments.

Since mid-July, seniors aged 60 and above have been allowed to walk into any vaccination centre, polyclinic, or participating public health preparedness clinic to receive their vaccination without an appointment.

Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines are part of Singapore's national vaccination programme.

Two China-made vaccines, by Sinopharm and Sinovac, are approved for use via the Special Access Route (SAR) scheme.

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