Singapore: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday announced that school children will be vaccinated against COVID-19 from next month.
The decision was taken after officials warned that new strains were affecting youngsters more.
Followed by a surge in the number of COVID cases, the Singapore government tightened the relaxations. Majority of the infected patients were school going children.
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Bookings for students to get their shots will open June 1 with priority given to those sitting for national examinations, and inoculation for young adults aged 39 years old and younger will take place after that around mid-June, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
School students aged 12 and over will be the next group to be inoculated.
Health regulators approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds this month.
It was previously only allowed for those aged 16 and above.
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