Siblings of children with existing appointments can receive COVID-19 vaccination together without prior booking

Siblings of children with existing appointments can receive COVID-19 vaccination together without prior booking

SINGAPORE: Siblings of a child with an existing appointment to receive the COVID-1 vaccination will be able to receive the shot at the same time without the need to make a booking, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Thursday (Nov 3).

The new arrangement is available from Mondays to Thursdays, beginning on Nov 7, Mr Ong said in a post on Facebook. This will “make it more convenient for families with more than one child,” he added.

A similar “sibling walk-in” arrangement for children aged 5 to 11 was put in place in January 2022. Thursday’s announcement extends this to cover children aged 6 months to 4 years.

Singapore began offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children in the lower age group on Oct 25.

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