KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Singapore allows residents to choose their preferred Covid-19 vaccines and vaccination centres through an appointment booking system.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore on March 16, MOH said that by mid-April they will have 40 vaccination sites nationwide, each administering either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The public can now view the full list of 38 Covid-19 vaccination centres through MOH’s website and select a centre according to their preference. Eleven centres provide the Moderna shots, while the rest have the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
“Each vaccination centre will only stock and administer one type of vaccine,” MOH said in its statement.
“Individuals must select the same vaccination centre for both their first and second appointment, when booking via the national appointment system.”
MOH Singapore also told the public that the vaccination capacity in each centre is different hence, the waiting time between the first and second dose will differ between vaccination centres.
“Do check for the availability of appointment slots in other centres if you are unable to secure your desired vaccination appointment dates at the nearest centre,” MOH said.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine use the mRNA technology and have an efficacy rate of 95 per cent and 94.1 per cent respectively.
The two doses of the Pfizer vaccine have to be administered three weeks apart, while the Moderna vaccine has to be administered four weeks apart.