From February 14, those aged 18 and above in Singapore will have to take a booster shot within 270 days of completing their primary vaccination series in order to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19. The Ministry of Health said the new rule will apply to those whose final vaccine dose was taken on May 20 last year or before. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said, “From now to February 13, 2022, as long as you have taken two doses of mRNA or three doses of the Sinovac, Sinopharm vaccine, regardless of how long ago you have received those jabs, you will still be deemed as fully vaccinated.” “Then on February 14, 2022, if your last vaccine dose was taken before May 20, 2021 – that is 270 days or nine months ago – your full vaccination status will lapse.

In a separate press release, authorities said those aged 18 and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for a booster shot will hold a fully vaccinated status for 270 days after their last vaccine jab. They are recommended to get a booster jab “from around five months thereafter … and no later than 270 days thereafter, to ensure an optimal level of protection,” it said.

CNA

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