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Singapore citizens aged 18 and over can walk in to get Moderna jabs

From yesterday, 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.

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.
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. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@KaohsiungCity

The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a press release listing the community vaccine centres where 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

Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines are part of Singapore's national vaccination programme. The Novavax vaccine, which has been approved for the programme, is expected to arrive by the year-end. Twenty-six of 37 community centres administering COVID-19 vaccines here offer the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty shot.

As of July 31, 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. 

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