Singapore will be opening up vaccination drives for non-residents from June 30, two days earlier than planned, the country’s health minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post.
As our supplies are not in shortage now, we will open up booking for non-Singaporeans two days earlier than planned – on 30 June. This will better help sustain a strong momentum of vaccination.
Singapore has been using mRNA vaccines, Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna, for inoculating its citizens, and it plans on administering the first COVID-19 vaccine shot to most of its population by the end of July after successfully securing more supplies.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) stated last week that they will be able to administer up to 80,000 daily vaccine doses during their accelerated plan.
"We expect to add another 500,000 new first dose appointments in the next few days for slots from now till mid-July, with additional slots in the subsequent weeks," they added.
The move to vaccinate non-residents lines up with the city-state's efforts of opening up much like regional rival Hong Kong has done.