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Bivalent Vaccine: Should You?

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Are you up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination?

If you are aged 18 and above, you should receive an additional dose of bivalent vaccine at least 5 months from your last dose.

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The vaccine is free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore, which includes Singapore Permanent Residents, and Employment Pass holders. HEALTH ADVISORY

You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if you have had:

  • 2 doses of Nuvaxovid, at least 21 days apart

  • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty, at least 21 days apart

  • 2 doses of Moderna / SpikeVax, at least 28 days apart

  • 3 doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac. The second dose should be 28 days after the first dose and the third dose should be 90 days after the second dose.

  • 1 booster dose of an mRNA vaccine or the Nuvaxoid vaccine taken within 270 days from the last dose of your primary vaccination series

You will be eligible for your booster dose 5 months after the last dose of your primary vaccination series. If you have taken Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm as your last dose, you are recommended to receive your booster dose 3 months after your last dose.

COVID-19 vaccine is currently not recommended for

  • Individuals below 5 years of age for the Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty vaccine

  • Individuals below 18 years of age for the Moderna / SpikeVax, Nuvaxovid and Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccines

  • Infants below 6 months and individuals above 5 years of age for the Moderna Infant vaccine

Postpone your appointment if you

  • Are unwell or had a fever in the last 24 hours

You are encouraged to defer other vaccinations for 2 weeks or more, if possible.

Persons who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to receive a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine or the Nuvaxovid vaccine, with the same dosage as the first two doses they had received. They should be referred to receive the third dose by their treating specialist, who would have the best understanding of their medical condition. For more information, please refer to the FAQ. References:

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