SECOND COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE

FOR MEDICALLY VULNERABLE PERSONS

 

The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has recommended that medically vulnerable persons who are at higher risk of severe disease due to medical risk factors should receive the second booster. 

 

Persons aged 18 years and above with the following conditions can receive a second booster dose without requiring a doctor’s referral:

 

1.      Diabetes

2.      Heart conditions such as heart failure, ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy 

3.      Chronic lung conditions, including severe asthma

4.      Chronic liver conditions, including cirrhosis

5.      Chronic kidney conditions, including dialysis

6.      Chronic neurologic conditions, including stroke

7.      Cancer on active treatment 

8.      Blood conditions such as thalassemia and sickle cell anaemia

9.      Immunodeficiencies, including HIV infection

10. Obesity (BMI ≥ 30)

11. Genetic or metabolic conditions, including Down’s syndrome and cystic fibrosis

12. Persons on non-cancer immunosuppressive treatment

 

 

 

Above is a notice from Ministry of Health, Singapore issued 1 July 2022. Kindly refer to MOH Website on Covid-19 Vaccination for any updates.

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