Over 5,000 Singapore children aged 5 to 6 signed up for Covid-19 jabs

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times / Asia News Network): More than 5,000 children aged 5 to 6 have been registered for their Covid-19 vaccination.

This was shared by a spokesperson for the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in response to the Straits Times queries on Wednesday January 12.

Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Tuesday January 11 that about 80,000, or more than one in three students in primary cohorts 1 to 6, had received their first dose of the vaccine.

He added that SMS invitations will soon be gradually sent out to preschoolers based on their registrations under the national nomination system.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Wednesday that around 3,900 children aged 6 to 11 in special education schools (Sped) have been asked to receive their Covid-19 vaccine, and more than six out of 10 have registered to do so.

Vaccination of students in these schools began on Wednesday, with Health Promotion Council mobile vaccination teams deployed to four schools in Sped to immunize children.

The exercise will be rolled out gradually to the 20 Sped schools with eligible students, the education ministry said.

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