Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to healthcare workers in Singapore from October 25

The bivalent vaccine was first rolled out on October 14 for people who have not achieved minimum protection, or for people 50 and older who received their last dose more than five months ago.

As of Thursday, more than 28,000 people have made an appointment for the shot or received the Moderna/Spikevax vaccine, MOH said.

“Vaccination remains our primary defense against serious illness due to COVID-19, and we encourage all eligible individuals to take the bivalent vaccine when they are able to do so,” the ministry added.

On Thursday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said Singapore plans to invite people between the ages of 18 and 49 to take their bivalent COVID-19 vaccines later in the year as more supplies are secured.

According to Mr. Ong, bivalent vaccines offer better protection against newer COVID-19 variants compared to the original vaccines.

The bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine is expected to be available in Singapore by the end of the year.

Children aged six months to four years can start their primary vaccination course with the Moderna/Spikevax vaccine from October 25.

Individuals between the ages of five and 11 can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine as a booster dose.

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