Singapore: Children aged 5 to 11 years are recommended to receive one booster dose of the Pfizer-Biontech/Comirnaty vaccine starting five months after the second dose of the primary vaccination series.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a news release on Wednesday (August 24) that preparations were underway to begin vaccination of groups in the fourth quarter of this year, adding: It is highly likely that

The move is based on the Expert Panel’s recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination.

The health ministry said the booster doses will maintain protection against severe illness and strengthen Singapore’s readiness for the next wave of infections.

Five dedicated vaccination centers will be set up to administer booster doses to these children. Details will be announced closer to the date.

Senior Minister for Health Janil Puthucheary, speaking to parliament in early August, said: “At some point this group of children may need a third dose of mRNA to keep the level of protection high.” I acknowledged that

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