Singapore will start vaccinating all school children from this June, Prime Minister Lee Sean Loong said on Monday. The city-state recently tightened restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 after months of reporting minimal COVID-19 cases. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Sean Loong announced in a television address on Monday that schooling students aged 12 and older could begin vaccinating from June.
According to the Prime Minister, “In this latest outbreak, we have seen more cases of children getting infected in schools and tuition centers. The children were not seriously ill, but their parents are naturally concerned. So we will take advantage of the June holidays to vaccinate the students. More than 400,000 students in the city can start booking vaccinations from Tuesday, with the first slot available on Thursday.
Singapore students can start booking their vaccine slots from 1 June, giving priority to those who sit for the national exams. Health regulators in Singapore approved the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years in May 2020.
Vaccination for 12–18-year-olds may enable schools around the world to reopen and relax restrictions.
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