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COVID-19 Vaccine in Singapore: Find A Clinic Near Home (Or One With Your Preferred Vaccine)

Eugenia Liew
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore is now easier than ever. The Government has accelerated the national vaccination programme, with students being the next group of people to be vaccinated against the virus.
For many of us, our encounters with vaccines would have been when we got our childhood ‘BCG’ jabs or before travelling (back when that was allowed, of course). But no fear. Out of the nearly 3.7 million doses given to the population, 157 individuals (or 0.13% of people who had received the jab) had serious reactions, with no deaths reported.

COVID-19 Vaccine in Singapore

As with most things in Singapore, immunisation efforts have been pretty swift and efficient, with the elderly and not-so-young (age 45 and above), frontline workers in healthcare, aviation and transport, as well as teachers being among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
What’s more exciting, especially for those of us who are itching to travel, is the recent news that those aged 12 to 39 will be invited to book their vaccination slots from 11 June 2021. Of course, travel aside, getting vaccinated is a matter of social responsibility, given the alarming ferocity of this virus, and even more worrying infectious strains spreading around in other countries.
No one wants to be the one responsible for infecting their elderly grandparents, family, friends and co-workers when there’s free vaccination available. You may have heard exaggerated stories of how taking the COVID-19 vaccine will make you sick but clinical trials have been done on thousands of people, just like when new drugs are developed, to ensure people’s safety.
If you are a healthy adult, being vaccinated will benefit those who are unable to take vaccines because they have allergies or are severely immunocompromised. Besides, a headache and tiredness are small prices to pay for reducing your risk of contracting and infecting others with this virus.
Those who are eligible can simply pre-register their interest in the COVID-19 vacine online. The government will also have 40 vaccination centres up and running by end-April, speeding up the process even more. So the question is, what kind of COVID-19 vaccine will you be getting?

Types of COVID-19 Vaccines

It usually takes years for a vaccine to be developed but given the severity and infectious spread of the COVID-19 virus, pharmaceutical companies around the world have been racing to produce vaccines. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinovac, Sputnik V, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson … these are some of the vaccines making headlines worldwide.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Singapore

So far, only two vaccines have been approved for use in Singapore: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Although vaccines are not completely foolproof, the approved ones show high efficacy rates – Pfizer-BioNTech has 95% efficacy in preventing COVID-19, while Moderna has 94% efficacy.
The mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) in the vaccine is chemically synthesised and does not come from the actual virus, so there is no chance of being infected with COVID-19 or have it interfere with your DNA.
You may have also read that the government has brought in China’s Sinovac vaccine earlier in February. Sinovac works differently from the other two. It uses weakened or inactive virus particles to stimulate the body into producing an immune response to COVID-19. But as of mid-April, it is still under review by the Health Sciences Authority, so there is no need to worry.

Where to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have a preference for which vaccine you’d like to take – good news! The government has released the list of vaccination centres in Singapore, along with the vaccine type they’re carrying.
Here they are, grouped by region (central, east, north, north east and west). If you don’t have a preference, you can simply head to the one nearest to home.

Central

COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in Central Singapore
Vaccine Type
Bishan Community Club
Pfizer
Bukit Merah Polyclinic
Pfizer
Bukit Timah Community Club
Pfizer
Buona Vista Community Club
Moderna
Family Medicine Clinic Chinatown
Pfizer
Geylang Polyclinic
Pfizer
Geylang Serai Community Club
Pfizer
Jalan Besar Community Club
Pfizer
Kolam Ayer Community Club
Moderna
Marine Parade Community Club
Pfizer
Marine Parade Polyclinic
Pfizer
Medihealth Bishan Clinic & Surgery
Pfizer
Mei Ling Clinic
Pfizer
Outram Polyclinic
Pfizer
Potong Pasir Community Club
Moderna
Queenstown Community Centre
Pfizer
Queenstown Polyclinic
Pfizer
Radin Mas Community Club
Moderna
Raffles City Convention Centre
Pfizer
Raffles Medical Clinic Holland Village
Pfizer
Shenton Medical Group Alexandra Retail Centre
Pfizer
Tanjong Pagar Community Club
Pfizer
Toa Payoh Polyclinic
Pfizer
Toa Payoh West Community Club
Pfizer

East

COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in East Singapore
Vaccine Type
Arena@ Our Tampines Hub (Hockey Court)
Pfizer
Assurance Medicine Clinic & Surgery
Pfizer
Bedok Community Centre
Pfizer
Bedok Polyclinic
Pfizer
Central 24-Hr Clinic
Pfizer
Changi Airport Terminal 4
Pfizer
Lee Clinic
Pfizer
Northeast Medical Group (Simei)
Pfizer
Pasir Ris Elias Community Club
Pfizer
Pasir Ris Polyclinic
Pfizer
Tampines East Community Club
Moderna
Tampines Polyclinic
Pfizer

North

COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in North Singapore
Vaccine Type
Canberra Community Club
Pfizer
Dr Stanley Peck Family Clinic
Pfizer
EH Medical
Pfizer
Frontier Medical Associates Yishun
Pfizer
Lian Clinic
Pfizer
Marsiling Community Club
Moderna
Nee Soon East Community Club
Pfizer
Woodlands Community Club
Moderna
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club
Pfizer
Woodlands Polyclinic
Pfizer
Yishun Polyclinic
Pfizer

North East

COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in North East Singapore
Vaccine Type
Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic
Pfizer
Etern Medical Clinic
Pfizer
Hougang Community Club
Pfizer
Hougang Polyclinic
Pfizer
Kebun Baru Community Club
Moderna
Kenneth Tan Medical Clinic
Pfizer
Mission Medical Clinic
Pfizer
Northeast Medical Group (Sengkang)
Pfizer
Punggol 21 Community Club
Moderna
Punggol Polyclinic
Pfizer
Raffles Medical Clinic Compass One
Pfizer
Sengkang Community Club
Pfizer
SengKang Polyclinic
Pfizer
Shenton Medical Group (Buangkok)
Pfizer
Teck Ghee Community Club
Pfizer
The Serangoon Community Club
Pfizer

West

COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in West Singapore
Vaccine Type
Acumed Medical Group Jurong Point
Pfizer
Bukit Batok Polyclinic
Pfizer
Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
Pfizer
Chua Chu Kang Community Club
Pfizer
Clementi Community Centre
Pfizer
Clementi Polyclinic
Pfizer
EJ Tan Clinic and Surgery
Pfizer
Former Hong Kah Secondary School
Pfizer
Frontier Family Medicine Clinic
Pfizer
Hong Kah North Community Club
Moderna
Jurong Polyclinic
Pfizer
Nanyang Community Club
Pfizer
Pioneer Polyclinic
Pfizer
Senja-Cashew Community Club
Pfizer
Taman Jurong Community Club
Pfizer
Yew Tee Community Club
Moderna
Yuhua Community Club
Pfizer

How to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

Given the speed and efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccine programme rollout, booking your vaccination appointment is pretty simple. It’s also free for all Singaporeans as well as residents here, which include PRs and Employment Pass holders.
  1. Pre-register your interest.
  2. Book your appointment timeslot.
  3. Choose your preferred vaccination centre, polyclinic or clinic.
If you are eligible, you first have to pre-register your interest for vaccination at https://preregister.vaccine.gov.sg.
Once there are appointment slots, you will receive an SMS containing a 10-character code that you can key in to book your actual appointment at https://appointment.vaccine.gov.sg. You have 14 days to book both vaccine slots once you receive the SMS, and can choose from a list of vaccination centres, polyclinics or clinics to go to.
The vaccine has to be taken in two doses, 21 to 28 days later for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and 28-35 days later for the Moderna vaccine. Both appointments have to be at the same centre.
For those who are unsure if you can take the vaccine, check out MOH’s health advisory.
Don’t forget to bring your NRIC and wear short-sleeved or loose clothes when you head down. Remember to stay hydrated and eat something before you go!

More FAQ about COVID-19 Vaccine in Singapore

Why Do We Get Fever after Vaccination?

It’s a sign of your immune system responding and revving up, in response to the vaccine.

How Long after COVID-19 Vaccine Will Side Effects Occur?

Side effects will pass within a day or two. Commonly, those who experience side effects experience fatigue, soreness at the injection site and headaches.,

Can You Still Get COVID-19 If You Have the Vaccine?

Yes, but your chances are significantly lowered.

Can COVID-19 Spread in Hot and Humid Climates?

Yes. Regardless of climate and where you live, practice safe distancing, adopt protective measures and have good personal hygiene to prevent spread of the disease.
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