The Ministry of Health announced an expansion in Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy with those in the age group of 45-59 years now to be eligible for the jab.
An MOH press release stated that those in this age category can register their interest for the vaccination with immediate effect.
“As they are more familiar with the use of digital technology, we will no longer be sending personalised letters of invitation to them. Instead we will adopt a two-step process,” the ministry said.
In step one, all who are eligible can register at the vaccine.gov.sg website. In the second step, the registrants will receive an SMS with a personalised URL enabling them to book their vaccination appointments online.
“We encourage everyone in this age group who is medically eligible to take up this offer, so that we can protect ourselves and fellow Singaporeans from COVID-19,” the ministry added.
As of 23 March, 2021, around 1,109,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. More than 799,000 individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Amongst them, around 310,000 individuals have received their second doses and completed the full vaccination regimen.