The first shipment of paediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine is en route from Europe and is expected to arrive in Singapore on 22 December 2021. This will enable us to start vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years in end-December as planned.
2. The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 paediatric vaccine has met quality, safety and efficacy standards and has been approved by the Health Sciences Authority for use in children aged 5 to 11 years. The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has also recommended its use for this age group.
3. The Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) on details on the rollout of vaccination for this age group. Further operational details will be announced shortly by MOE and ECDA.
4. Vaccinations and boosters are the best protection against COVID-19. The extension of vaccination to include children aged 5 to 11 years will strengthen our collective resilience against the evolving COVID-19 situation, and we encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated when it is offered to them.