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There is a lot of scientific evidence that proves the vaccine is safe and that it provides excellent protection against severe COVID-19 and COVID-19 related death. Get more of the facts below, so that you can make an informed decision.
- COVID-19 vaccines are tested rigorously and are proven to be safe and effective.
- If you are an adult with an underlying medical condition or illness, you have a greater risk of severe COVID-19 and should get the vaccine to protect you.
- It gives nearly 100% protection against severe COVID-19 and COVID-19 related death.
- It cannot give you COVID-19 as it does not contain any live virus.
- It cannot change your DNA.
- No COVID-19 vaccine contains animal products or eggs. The vaccines are suitable for vegans and are halal. The rubber stoppers of the vaccine vials do not contain latex.
- Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination.
If you are an adult with an underlying medical condition or illness, you have a greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Because of this, you should consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
The best way to protect yourself and those you love from getting really sick from COVID-19, now that the Covid-19 regulations have been repealed, is to vaccinate, take the booster and limit your risk of infection
Yes. Vaccination is available to all pregnant and breastfeeding women. You can have the vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy. COVID-19 can be serious during pregnancy, especially in older women, or those with pre-existing hypertension, diabetes, or obesity.
With an injection in your upper arm. Some vaccines require two doses and you will be given a date to come back for the second dose.
A COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is a dose of the vaccine that may be given after the completion of a full vaccination schedule [two doses of the Pfizer vaccine or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine] to boost the immune response.
Any adult (person older than 18 years) who received the primary dose of J&J or the primary two doses of Pfizer are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. Those who received J&J can receive a booster of either J&J or Pfizer after 60 days and again after a further 90 days. Those who received Pfizer can receive a booster shot of either J&J or Pfizer after 90 days, and most recently those over 50 years are eligible for another booster dose after 120 days.
Immunosuppressed individuals are eligible for additional doses if recommended by their doctors.
- Our vaccination sites accept walk-in appointments, provided that you are eligible to receive your vaccine or booster. Please access your nearest vaccination site and the friendly staff will assist you.
- You should still be vaccinated.
- Wait until 4 weeks after testing positive for COVID-19 before getting the vaccine.
- If you were hospitalised with COVID-19, consult your healthcare worker about when it would be safe to get the vaccine.
Even after you received the vaccination, you must continue with COVID-19 prevention measures, such as wearing a mask, keep a physical distance from other people, avoiding crowds and confined spaces, and washing your hands regularly. We must protect those who have not been vaccinated.
- The EVDS is a national system that schedules vaccination appointments for those who have registered by sending an SMS with appointment details.
- The system finds the closest available site to the person who registered, from those available sites that are active.
- As more vaccines arrive, more sites will come online. This will result in more appointments being scheduled at sites closer to where you live.