Non-Singaporeans will be able to book their appointments to get the Covid-19 vaccine from June 30, two days earlier than planned.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
SINGAPORE - Almost 80 per cent of Singaporeans aged between 12 and 39 have booked an appointment to get the Covid-19 vaccine or taken their first dose, after the opening of 500,000 slots.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening (June 29) that there are some 700,000 Singaporeans in this age group in total, including students.
“There has been good take-up... and I hope it will continue to rise,” he said.
He also announced that non-Singaporeans will be able to book their appointments to get the Covid-19 vaccine from Wednesday, two days earlier than planned. This is due to Singapore now having sufficient supplies of the vaccine.
Individuals will be able to register their interest online via vaccine.gov.sg, and can subsequently book their vaccination appointments via an SMS with a personalised booking link that will be sent to their mobile number.
Mr Ong said: "This will better help sustain a strong momentum of vaccination. Every day matters."