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COVID-19 Vaccination at SGH

​Singapore is accelerating the pace in our national COVID-19 vaccination programme to extend vaccination to more segments of the population. As shared by MOH on 16 March 2021, earlier vaccination for patients with complex chronic medical conditions will be offered at hospitals and clinics, as these patients are more vulnerable to severe complications if they were to fall ill with COVID-19.

To support the national effort, SGH will be offering vaccination to patients with complex chronic medical conditions on follow-up at our specialist outpatient clinics, if they are medically eligible and have not received vaccination.

Our doctors will assess and discuss with the patients at their next outpatient clinic consultation if they are eligible for vaccination. Patients do not need to contact SGH to make a separate appointment.

Here’s a quick overview of a patient’s vaccination journey if offered the COVID-19 vaccination at SGH:

Vaccination Roadmap
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Getting to SGH COVID-19 Vaccination (Ward 88 / Ward@Bowyer)

​Shuttle Bus

Take the SGH Campus Shuttle Bus (Orange Route) and alight at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

Car Park

  1. Park at Macalister Road Car Park H. (See Car Park & Fees)
  2. Take the Car Park H Shuttle Bus and alight at Houseman Green Bus Stop (beside Academia).
  3. Cross the road towards SNEC

Taxi

Alight at Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC) main entrance and walk towards the side entrance of DMC

Contact

If you have questions about the vaccination programme, you can contact us at (65) 6326 6666.

Frequently-Asked-Questions

1. Is the vaccine free?

The vaccine is free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore, which includes Singapore Permanent Residents, and Employment Pass holders.

2. Which vaccine am I getting?

You will be getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

3. How many doses are there?

The vaccine consists of two doses, with the second dose due 42 days after the first dose. You must receive both doses to have the full vaccine protection.

4. How will the vaccine be administered?

The vaccine will be injected in your upper arm. To make this easier, you are advised to wear short-sleeved attire, or sleeves loose enough to be rolled up.

5. Can I get my vaccination on the same day as my clinic appointment?

You may not be able to obtain an appointment on the same day. Vaccination appointments must be booked in advance to ensure that we order the vaccine for you.

6. Can dose 1 and dose 2 be done at different places e.g. #1 at hospital and #2 at the CC?

As different vaccination centres may use different brands of the COVID-19 vaccine, you should return to the same vaccination centre for the second dose where you received the first dose of the vaccine. Hence, if you opt for COVID-19 vaccination with us, please return here for your second dose. At the point of enrolment, we will help you make the appointments for both Dose 1 and Dose 2.

7. What are the possible side effects of the vaccine?

The vaccine has been assessed to be safe. However, you may experience common side effects, similar to other vaccines. Most side effects are mild or moderate, and usually get better within a few days. The table below lists some common side effects that have been reported with this vaccine, and how to manage them.

Side Effects

How to Manage

  • Pain, redness, swelling at the injection site
  • Fever, chills
  • Headache, muscle pain, joint pain

Paracetamol 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed

  • Tiredness

Rest

  • Lymph node swelling at neck or arms

Usually gets better by itself in a week or so

See a doctor if:

  • The side effects persist or get worse
  • The fever persists for more than 48 hours (2 days)
In very rare cases, this vaccine can cause a severe allergic reaction. Signs of a severe allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, throat, eyes or lips, a fast heartbeat, dizziness and weakness, a bad rash all over your body. If you experience a severe allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Call 995 or go to the nearest A&E immediately.

8. How will the Government assist persons who suffer from serious side effects following vaccination?

The vaccine injury financial assistance programme (VIFAP) by MOH will provide financial assistance to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders vaccinated under the national vaccination programme, in the rare event that a person suffers from serious side effects that are assessed to be related to their COVID-19 vaccination.

To apply for VIFAP, individuals will need to submit an application accompanied by medical information on the serious side effect from their treating doctor. All applications will be reviewed by an independent clinical panel for the relatedness and severity of the side effect(s) to the COVID-19 vaccine received.

More information on how to apply can be found at www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination/vifap.

More information on the COVID-19 vaccine is also available at www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination

 

Information correct as at 17 March 2021