Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung spoke in Parliament yesterday (20 October), saying that the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be inviting persons between the ages of 18 to 49 for vaccination later this year once they secure more supplies of the bivalent vaccines.
He said that at present, those over the age of 50 are prioritised for the additional booster dose of the bivalent vaccine because they are at a higher risk of severe disease from infection.
He said that Singapore started using the bivalent vaccines on 14 October, and the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccines are expected to be available by the end of the year.
Ong added that the bivalent vaccines provide better protection against the newer variants of the Covid-19 virus as compared to the original vaccines and recommends those who are eligible to take it.
He also added that those who are eligible and have recovered from infection, to get the bivalent vaccine 3 months after their last infection.