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FAQs on COVID-19 vaccination for work pass holders

Employers can find out how to get COVID-19 vaccination for their Work Permit (including MDWs), S Pass, EP, LTVP and Dependant’s Pass holders who are in Singapore.

Read the FAQs:

For workers staying in dormitories and Work Permit holders in CMP sectors

As an employer, what should I do for this priority vaccination exercise?Show

While the COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary, we need your help to strongly encourage all your eligible workers to get the vaccination and protect themselves against COVID-19.

You should arrange transportation to and from the vaccination centre if your workers who wish to be vaccinated.

Do my workers need to apply for Exit Pass or Essential Errands Pass to go for vaccination?Show

No, they don't need to apply for Exit Pass or Essentials Errands Pass to go for vaccination.

Where can my workers get their vaccination and booster shot against COVID-19?Show

COVID-19 vaccination - Booster dose

Booster doses for COVID-19 vaccination are by appointment only.

Your workers should get their booster dose to remain recognised as fully vaccinated. They should do so within 270 days from the last dose of their primary vaccination series.

Medical centre and vaccine type offered Address and booking details

Sengkang West Vaccination Centre

Vaccine type: Moderna/Spikevax

20A Seletar West Road 1
Singapore 798991
See location

Book vaccination appointment

Medical Centre @
Kranji Recreation Centre

Vaccine type: Sinovac-CoronaVac

11 Kranji Close
Singapore 737673

Contact 8715 5771

Medical Centre @
Penjuru Recreation Centre

Vaccine type: Sinovac-CoronaVac

27 Penjuru Walk
Singapore 608538

Contact 9173 8567

COVID-19 vaccination - Primary Series

There are Medical Centres for Migrant Workers (MCMWs) and community General Practitioner (GP) clinics offering the primary series for COVID-19 vaccination.

You need to book a vaccination appointment for your workers to visit any MCMW or GP clinics. No walk-ins are allowed.

You can refer to the table below for the list of MCMWs, or visit www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations for the list of GP clinics.

Medical centre and vaccine type offered Address and phone number

Medical Centre @
Cochrane Recreation Centre

Vaccine type: Moderna/Spikevax

100 Sembawang Drive
Singapore 756998

Phone number:8544 4250 / 8720 8806

Medical Centre @
SATA CommHealth Uttamram

Vaccine type: Moderna/Spikevax

351 Chai Chee Street
SATA CommHealth Building
Singapore 468982

Phone number:8720 8840

Medical Centre @
StarMed Specialist Centre

Vaccine type: Moderna/Spikevax

12 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217565

Phone number:6322 6333

Medical Centre @
Space @ Tuas

Vaccine type: Moderna/Spikevax

14 Tuas Ave 1
Singapore 639499

Phone number:8487 0687

Medical Centre @
Kranji Recreation Centre

Vaccine type: Sinovac-CoronaVac

11 Kranji Close
Singapore 737673

Phone number:8715 5771

Medical Centre @
Penjuru Recreation Centre

Vaccine type: Sinovac-CoronaVac

27 Penjuru Walk
Singapore 608538

Phone number:9173 8567

My worker missed his booster dose appointment. How do I reschedule his appointment?Show

MOM will reschedule his appointment and send you an email on the new appointment details.

I would like to send all of my workers for their booster dose on the same day, or stagger their appointments on different days. Can I change their appointment slots?Show

Vaccination appointments are scheduled based on the capacity and resources at the vaccination centre.

We seek your assistance to arrange for your workers to attend their appointments on the given date and timeslot, as any changes or missed appointment will affect the vaccination service for other workers.

General information about COVID-19 vaccination

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?Show

The vaccine has passed the Government's stringent checks for safety and efficacy. The Health Sciences Authority has assessed that it meets safety and efficacy standards. It also meets World Health Organisation's guidelines.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?Show

The approved vaccines, Moderna/Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, have high vaccine efficacy of about 95%, in reducing symptomatic COVID-19 disease in vaccinated persons.

Who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?Show

Moderna/Spikevax

The vaccine is safe for everyone, except for those who:

Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty

The vaccine is safe for everyone, except for those who:

Individuals with history of anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions to vaccines

Persons who had history of an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to other vaccines may be allergic to specific components of vaccines which could also be present in the COVID-19 vaccine. They may still be able to receive the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine but require consultation with a specialist to determine suitability for vaccination.

The individual will first be assessed by the doctor on-site and if needed, the vaccination sites will refer the individual to the specialist and this consultation will be fully subsidised.

These individuals should not be vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines until they have been evaluated on suitability by the specialist.

There had been reports of young individuals who developed myocarditis or pericarditis after the vaccination. Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis or pericarditis?Show

While further studies are on-going, the current available data suggests that there may be a very small risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after the first and second dose of an mRNA vaccine, particularly in young men.

As a precaution, the Ministry of Health has updated its recommendations that vaccinated persons, in particular younger men below the age of 30 years, should avoid strenuous physical activity for two weeks after the first and second doses.

You should seek medical attention if they develop chest pains, shortness of breath or abnormal heartbeats.

Can I get other vaccines at the same time? How long do I have to wait before getting other vaccines?Show

If you have received COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another (non-COVID-19) vaccine at the same time, unless there is a compelling medical reason not to delay the other vaccine.

If you have received the COVID-19 vaccinations, we recommend that you defer other non-COVID-19 vaccinations (e.g. influenza vaccination) for 2 to 4 weeks, if possible.

When will the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine be given?Show

The second vaccination appointment will be 4 weeks after the first appointment.

Individuals under 18 of age are required to obtain parental consent before receiving the vaccination.

If the worker's parents or guardians are not in Singapore, verbal, digital or hardcopy consent can be obtained from their parents or guardians over the phone, WhatsApp, SMS or email. Screeners or vaccinators will document the consent obtained accordingly.

Can my worker go for COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore if they have been administered COVID-19 vaccines overseas?Show

HSA-approved COVID-19 vaccine

If your workers have received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines overseas, they will be given the same vaccine for their second dose.
COVID-19 vaccine not approved by HSA Your workers will be eligible for both doses of either Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if they choose to be vaccinated in Singapore.

While the COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary (i.e. based on the worker's decision), you should strongly encourage your worker to be vaccinated with vaccines approved in Singapore.

Can I get COVID-19 vaccine during Ramadan?Show

For Muslims who wish to get vaccinated, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) has stated that vaccinations do not invalidate the fast. You are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine when you're given the opportunity.

My migrant domestic worker, S Pass, Employment Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass and Dependant's Pass holders who are not staying in dormitories have not been scheduled for their vaccination or booster shot. How do they register for vaccination?Show

These workers may walk-in to any vaccination centre in the community to get their first dose without an appointment.

If you require further assistance, contact:
Vaccination Call Centre
1800 333 9999
Operating hours: 8.30am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays

Alternatively, they may also register for their vaccination with MOH.

How do I check if my workers are fully vaccinated?Show

You may check their vaccination status at go.gov.sg/vax-status-query.

Why is there a need for a booster dose?Show

A booster dose is crucial to ensure continued protection against COVID-19.

Local and international data show reduced vaccine protection against COVID-19 infection from around six months after completion of the last vaccine dose in the primary vaccination series or earlier. The level of protection drops even further over time. There is also some reduction in protection against severe disease, particularly in older persons.

Does the booster dose affect my workers' vaccination status?Show

Fully vaccinated persons who are recommended to receive a booster dose, are considered "fully vaccinated" for the purpose of vaccine-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for 270 days after the last dose of their primary vaccination series.

They should receive their booster vaccination to maintain the fully vaccinated status beyond the 270 days. This requirement will apply from 14 February 2022 for those aged 18 and above, and from 14 March 2022 for those aged 12-17 years old.

Based on the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination recommendations, the booster vaccination should be taken around five months after the last dose in their primary vaccination series (or three months for those who have taken the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine as their third vaccine dose as part of a three-dose primary vaccination series).

Do my workers need to restart their primary vaccination series if they did not receive their booster within 270 days after the last dose in their primary series?Show

No, they do not need to restart their primary vaccination series. They should take the booster dose as soon as possible for optimal protection. After receiving the booster, they will be considered as fully vaccinated.

If my workers have recovered from COVID-19, do they need to complete their primary vaccination series or take the booster dose, to be considered as a fully vaccinated recovered worker?Show

There are currently no recommendations for persons who had recovered from COVID-19 and were fully vaccinated before their infection to receive a booster dose. Notwithstanding this, it is generally safe for such persons to receive the booster vaccination.

Recovered persons who were unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated before their infection, are recommended to receive one dose of mRNA vaccine at least three months after infection to reduce their risk of reinfection, as part of their primary series vaccination. There are currently no recommendations for these persons to receive a booster dose thereafter.

To check if your workers are considered as a fully vaccinated COVID-19 recovered worker, you can refer to the table below:

Vaccine type (PSAR / WHO-EUL) Criteria to be considered as fully vaccinated COVID-19 recovered workers
  • Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty
  • Moderna
  • Vaccines listed on the World Health Organisation's Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL)

Either:

  • Recovered from a COVID-19 infection and subsequently receives at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at least 3 months after date of positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Or:

  • Fully vaccinated with two doses, before being infected with COVID-19 and subsequently recovering from it. Persons who received one dose of the vaccination before being infected would need to receive their 2nd dose to be considered as fully vaccinated.
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm

Either:

  • Recovered from a COVID-19 infection and subsequently receives at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at least 3 months after the date of PCR test.

Or:

  • Fully vaccinated with three doses, before being infected with COVID-19 and subsequently recovering from it. Persons who received two doses of the vaccination before being infected would need to receive a third dose of either Sinovac, Sinopharm or mRNA vaccines to be considered as fully vaccinated.

Do my workers' booster dose have to be of the same brand as their first 2 doses?Show

For individuals aged 18 and above, you may choose either the Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY vaccine or the Moderna/Spikevax vaccine. You do not need to receive the same vaccine you had received for your previous 2 doses.

Individuals aged 12-17 will be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for booster dose.

Workers will be guided through the registration, screening and acknowledgement process before the vaccination at the vaccination centres.

Only workers who give consent and are found suitable for the vaccination will get vaccinated.

Who is responsible if my worker suffers from serious adverse reactions after vaccination?Show

As with all medications and established vaccines, there is a small risk of very rare and serious adverse events that may occur after vaccination.

However, MOH has Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (VIFAP) to support people who suffer serious adverse events that are assessed to be likely related to COVID-19 vaccines administered in Singapore. This includes Work Permit (including MDWs), S Pass, EP, LTVP and Dependant's Pass holders.

Can my worker continue to work after vaccination? Should they be self-isolated if they become unwell after vaccination?Show

Your worker can continue to work after the vaccination if they are well.

However, you should:

  • Inform your workers that they must promptly notify you if they feel unwell.
  • Allow them to rest and get medical help if needed.
  • Let your workers take time off to rest on the day of vaccination.
  • Modify their work schedules or moderate the intensity of work to enable that they get sufficient rest.

If your worker has acute respiratory illness (ARI), e.g. running nose or cough, they need to:

  • Self-isolate.
  • Report sick at a medical facility immediately.

If the side effects persist or worsen, your workers must get medical attention as soon as possible. In the event of emergencies, call 995.

Workers with severe symptoms (e.g. fever that persists for more than 48 hours, swelling and difficulty in breathing) needs be evacuated or brought to the nearest hospital immediately.

Who should pay for the vaccination?Show

Vaccination will be provided free to all Work Permit (including MDWs), S Pass, EP, LTVP and Dependant's Pass holders.

Can I get other vaccines at the same time? How long do I have to wait before getting other vaccines?Show

A minimum interval of 2 weeks is encouraged before or after any other vaccines (e.g. influenza vaccination), but is not strictly necessary.

Can my worker who is medically ineligible (MI) for vaccines continue to enter the workplace?Show

Workers who are certified to be medically ineligible can continue to enter the workplace.

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