The Ultimate Guide To COVID-19 Vaccinations In Singapore

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You may be interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore.

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However, there are quite a few procedures that you may need to go through, which can be really confusing!

Here is a guide that can help you throughout the entire process:

How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore

Here’s what you need to do to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore:

1. Register for a COVID-19 vaccination (only if you’re above 45 years old)
2. Receive an SMS with your registration code
3. Submit the relevant required details
4. Choose the dates and time slots that you can make it for

#1 Register for a COVID-19 vaccination (only if you’re above 45 years old)

If you are above 45 years old, you are able to register your interest to be vaccinated on MOH’s website.

COVID 19 Vaccination Register Interest For Vaccination

Due to the progressive roll-out of the vaccination program, you can’t register for a vaccine via this form if you are younger than 45 years old.

#2 Receive an SMS with your registration code

If there are vaccination slots that are available for booking, you will receive an SMS with your unique registration code.

If you’re younger than 45 years old, you may still be nominated by your organisation to receive the vaccine. You will still receive the SMS, even though you did not register your interest in the previous step!

COVID 19 Vaccine SMS Nomination

Please do not share this URL as it is unique for your registration!

You will need to access the unique booking link within 14 days of receiving it.

If you are a senior citizen and are not familiar with the registration process, you are able to go to your nearby Community Centre to receive help.

You can appeal for an early vaccination too

If you do not qualify for an early vaccination, but are keen to get vaccinated, you can submit an appeal.

COVID 19 Vaccination Early Appeal

You can make an appeal if you fulfil the criteria for these categories:

1. Travel for medical reasons/compassionate grounds
2. To take up or complete a formal education/vocational programme overseas
3. To take up a new job or return to employment overseas

Even after you submit the form, it may not guarantee that you will receive priority for the vaccination!

#3 Submit the relevant required details

Here, you will need your NRIC/FIN number to begin your registration. You will need to enter your particulars, including your:

1. Full Name
2. Mobile Number
3. Email Address
4. Date of Birth
5. Gender
6. Your Medical Status
7. Patient Declaration

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For the declaration of your medical status, it checks for :

1. Medical Conditions result in you being immunocompromised
2. Severe Allergies
3. Pregnancy (for females)

COVID 19 Vaccination Immunocompromise Declaration

#4 Choose the dates and time slots that you can make it for

After the declaration, you will reach the appointment booking page. This allows you to select the clinic, date and time of your vaccination

COVID 19 Vaccine Singapore Book Appointment

You can select the clinic based on your postal code and address, before you select the dates and times of the vaccination.

COVID 19 Vaccination Singapore Book Slot

If the clinic is fully booked, you will need to select another clinic!

COVID 19 Vaccine Singapore Fully Booked

Once you click submit, you will receive an SMS with the venue, date and time of the sessions you have booked for.

COVID 19 Vaccine Singapore Booked Slot

Who should not receive the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination?

According to Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore, you should not receive the vaccination if you:
1. Are pregnant
2. Are severely immunocompromised
3. Are under 16 years old (for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine)
4. Are under 18 years old (for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine)
5. Have a history of anaphylaxis to any drugs, vaccines, food, insect stings or unknown triggers, or history of EpiPen use

Why are these groups of people not recommended for COVID-19 vaccination?

Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore explained that these vaccines are not recommended until “more efficacy and safety data become available”.

According to Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore, the examples of a severely immunocompromised person includes, but not limited to:

• Transplant within the past 3 months (solid organ or stem cell)
• On cancer chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation therapy
• Aggressive immunotherapy (e.g. Rituximab) for non-cancer conditions
• HIV infection with CD4 < 200 cells/mL

MOH recommends that patients seek their physicians to determine their suitability for COVID-19 vaccination if they have doubts.

Individuals will also be assessed by the medical personnel at the vaccination sites for their suitability to receive the vaccination before they are vaccinated.

Why should those with severe allergic reactions not receive the vaccination?

If you’ve had an allergic reaction to another vaccine, you may be allergic to a specific component of that makes up a vaccine.

This component may or may not be in the COVID-19 vaccine.

You may need consultations with a specialist to determine your suitability for a mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination.

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore, you are able to receive fully subsidised referrals to the specialist at the vaccination sites.

Once you have been cleared by the specialist, you will be able to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine!

How to check your COVID-19 vaccination schedule

Here’s what you need to do to check your COVID-19 vaccination schedule on HealthHub:

1. Go to HealthHub and select ‘COVID-19 Records
2. Login to HealthHub using your Singpass
3. View your COVID vaccination record

On the HealthHub app, you will need to select the ‘COVID-19 Records‘ tab.

HealthHub Select COVID 19 Records

You will be prompted to login to your HealthHub account using Singpass.

HealthHub Login Via SingPass

After logging into Singpass, you will be able to see the appointments you have previously booked.

COVID 19 Vaccine View Appointment On HealthHub

How to reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Here’s what you need to do to reschedule your COVID-19 vaccination :

1. Go to the SMS containing the unique URL for COVID-19 vaccination
2. Enter your NRIC/FIN
3. Select “Change Appointments”

If you would like to reschedule your appointment, you will need to click on the unique URL that was assigned to you in the SMS.

COVID 19 Vaccine SMS Nomination

You will need to enter your NRIC/FIN number to view your current appointments.

After that, you will need to scroll down all the way and select “Change Appointments“.

COVID 19 Vaccination Change Appointment

You will then be able to select your desired venue, date and time of the vaccination.

How to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Here’s what you need to do to cancel your COVID-19 vaccination:

1. Go to the SMS containing the unique URL
2. Enter your NRIC
3. Select “Cancel Both Appointments”

If you would like to cancel your appointments, you will need to click on the unique URL that was assigned to you in the SMS.

COVID 19 Vaccine SMS Nomination

You will need to enter your NRIC/FIN number to view your current appointments.

After that, you will need to scroll down all the way and select “Cancel Both Appointments“.

COVID 19 Vaccine Cancel Both Appointments

How to appeal for early COVID-19 vaccination

Here’s what you need to do to appeal for early COVID-19 vaccination:

1. Go onto vaccine.gov.sg
2. Select “Appeal for Early Vaccination”
3. Complete the appeal form

You are highly recommended to do this on your desktop or laptop due to the number of documents you require for the appeal.

Go onto vaccine.gov.sg and select “Appeal for Early Vaccination”.

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Click on the form’s link or scan the QR code to access the link.

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Here, you will first declare the reason for your appeal. Here are the possible reasons for your appeals that you can select for:

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You can elaborate on to provide more details of your appeal.

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For those who are appealing due to educational reasons, you would need to include the following details:

1. Name of foreign education institution
2. Course of study
3. Length of course of study (in months)

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For those who are appealing due to employment reasons, you would include your company’s name.

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Then you will need to upload a copy of your ID (for example NRIC, FIN) as well as your supporting document. Please note that insufficient documentation may result in your appeal’s rejection.

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You will then submit your travel and departure details. You will require:

1. Destination Country/ Region
2. Date of Intended Departure from Singapore
3. Flight/ Vessel Number (if the booking has been made)
4. Length of Intended Overseas Stay
5. Proof of Travel

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You will then need to fill up the form with your particulars, including:

1. Full Name
2. NRIC
3. Date of Birth
4. Age Group
5. Citizenship Status
6. Mobile Number
7. Email
8. Medical Conditions

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If you are traveling with dependents or family members for the same reason, you will require their:

1. Full Name
2. NRIC/FIN
3. Date of Birth
4. Medical Conditions
5. Mobile Number
6. Relationship with you

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You will then need to make the following declarations before you can submit the form.

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Click “Submit” and you have made your appeal!

Who can appeal for early COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore

There are 3 main categories of people who can appeal for early COVID-19:

1. People traveling for medical reasons/compassionate grounds
2. People taking up or completing a formal education/vocational programme overseas
3. People taking up a new job or returning to employment overseas, or be sent overseas for work. In these cases, working from Singapore is not possible, and not going overseas would result in the loss of the job.

How to check COVID-19 vaccination records in Singapore

Here’s what you need to do to check your COVID 19 vaccination records on HealthHub:

1. Go to HealthHub and select ‘COVID-19 Records
2. Login to HealthHub using your Singpass
3. View your COVID vaccination record

On the HealthHub app, you will need to select the ‘COVID-19 Records‘ tab.

HealthHub Select COVID 19 Records

You will be prompted to login to your HealthHub account using Singpass.

HealthHub Login Via SingPass

Once you’ve successfully logged into HealthHub, you can view your COVID-19 vaccination record.

HealthHub View COVID 19 Vaccination Record

The record will provide you with 3 details regarding your vaccination:

1. The date of your vaccination doses
2. The batch number of the vaccine that you took
3. The location that you were vaccinated at

If you scroll down even more, you can see that you’ll be able to download a PDF version of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

HealthHub Download PDF COVID Vaccination

This will allow you to view your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate Singapore

This certificate will definitely be useful if you intend to travel in the future!

GovTech has also helped to develop HealthCerts. This is a set of digital standards that ensures that your vaccination certificates are not tampered with.

GoveTech uses blockchain technology to ensure that your vaccination certificate is authentic and isn’t fake.

While it is still in progress, it is something that is worth looking out for in the future!

Where else can I view my COVID-19 vaccination record?

You are also able to view your COVID-19 vaccination record on your TraceTogether app too.

TraceTogether Check COVID Vaccination Status

However, you will still be redirected to HealthHub if you want to view further details regarding your COVID-19 vaccination.

TraceTogether COVID Vaccination View On HealthHub

So far, these are the only 2 ways that you are able to see your vaccination records. Having these digital records will be really helpful. This is especially if you’ve misplaced your hardcopy certificate!

COVID 19 Vaccination Hardcopy Certificate

Conclusion

If you would like to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you will have to go through www.vaccine.gov.sg.

You can access this portal if you want to reschedule or cancel your vaccine appointment.

Once you’ve been vaccinated, you are able to view your vaccination records on HealthHub.

You can use HealthHub to access the history of your swab test results too!


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