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100,000 children aged 5 to 11 have received first Covid-19 vaccine jab; second doses from Monday

100,000 children aged 5 to 11 have received first Covid-19 vaccine jab; second doses from Monday

The vaccination exercise for those aged five to 11 began on Dec 27 last year.

SINGAPORE — More than 100,000 children aged five to 11 have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Saturday (Jan 15).

This means about 40 per cent of Primary 1 to Primary 6 students in MOE primary schools have taken their first jab. 

On Monday, the next phase of the paediatric vaccination roll-out will begin, with children progressively receiving their second dose of the vaccine.

MOE said there has been a "good uptake" of the sibling walk-in arrangement, which began on Jan 10. More than 2,800 children have received their first vaccine dose under this arrangement in its first week of implementation.

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