We thank Mr Go Keng Cheng for his letter (“打科兴疫苗的混乱”, 29 Oct).
The Ministry of Health (MOH) had announced on 30 October 2021 the ways which various individuals may receive the Sinovac vaccine.
Those who have yet to take a dose of any COVID-19 vaccine and wish to take the Sinovac vaccine may register their interest at www.vaccine.gov.sg. Once registered, an SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to the mobile number, and individuals may use the link to make an appointment at the vaccination centre at Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) or at any of the Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) offering the Sinovac vaccine.
Individuals who had previously taken at least one dose of the Sinovac vaccine at a private clinic can continue to take the remaining dose(s) of their three-dose regime at any of the clinics listed (without an asterisk) on www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations. They can contact these clinics directly to book their remaining appointments.
For persons who are medically ineligible for a two-dose mRNA vaccine regime and previously invited to receive the Sinovac vaccine under a special public health programme, they should follow the instructions provided in their SMS invitation to continue with their regime.
Seniors aged 60 years and above who belong to any of the above groups may also walk into the vaccination centre at RCCC to receive their Sinovac doses.
While the Sinovac vaccine is now under the national vaccination programme, we continue to recommend the Pandemic Special Access Route-authorised mRNA vaccines for all persons who are eligible, given the higher vaccine effectiveness against the infection and severe disease, including against the Delta variant.
We hope Mr Go was able to get his vaccinations and we wish him the best of health.
Mr Dinesh Vasu Dash
Group Director, Crisis Strategy and Operations Group
Ministry of Health