COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise for Personnel in the Education Sector Commences

Published Date: 08 March 2021 02:30 PM

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Vaccination for personnel in the education sector will be progressively offered to over 150,000 personnel in educational institutions from Wednesday, 10 March 2021. This exercise is in line with the Ministry of Health's efforts to extend vaccination to personnel who offer essential services. It complements existing efforts to keep our educational institutions safe, as children and the majority of our students are not yet medically eligible for vaccination1.

2 The vaccination exercise will cover all staff in the following educational institutions:

  • Preschools licensed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), MOE Kindergartens and Foreign System Kindergartens registered by MOE
  • Early Intervention centres/programmes (funded by or registered2 with ECDA) for children with developmental needs, aged 6 and under
  • Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute
  • Special Education schools
  • Institute of Technical Education
  • Polytechnics
  • Private Schools registered with MOE with full-time students below 18 years old
  • Private Education Institutions (including international schools) with full-time students below 18 years old
  • Madrasahs

3 To further minimise transmission risks, the vaccination exercise will also include other individuals who work in these institutions and come into regular contact with students, such as administrative staff, adjunct staff, school-based and community-based student care centre staff, special student care centre staff and canteen/bookshop vendors.

4 MOE, MSF and ECDA will work with these institutions to identify individuals to be included in the exercise. Identified individuals will progressively receive SMSes with a unique link for them to book their vaccination appointments at any of the vaccination centres, 20 polyclinics, or Public Health Preparedness Clinics operating as vaccination sites.

5 While COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory, we strongly encourage all medically eligible individuals to get vaccinated. This is our way of protecting not just those working in the education sector but also our children and students who are not yet medically eligible for vaccination.


Footnotes
  1. Currently, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been authorised for use in Singapore in individuals aged 18 years and above, and aged 16 years and above respectively.
  2. A list of EI programmes registered with ECDA can be found in the Baby Bonus Approved Institution website
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