Fullerton Health is part of the nation-wide effort to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 years. This service is available at our Vaccination centres located at Our Tampines Hub (OTH), Woodlands Galaxy Community Club (WGCC), Clementi Community Centre and Jalan Besar CC.
Parents/guardians of children aged 5 to 11 who are under the MOE vaccination exercise, will receive an SMS with a personalised link to book an appointment for your child/ward. Parents/guardians of children aged 5 to 11 who are not part of the MOE vaccination exercise may register on behalf of your child/ward https://child.vaccine.gov.sg.
Kindly ensure you have a confirmed appointment from MOH. Fullerton Health is not permitted to vaccinate or accept any child without a confirmed appointment.
For any queries related to registration, booking and appointments kindly contact MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999 or visit https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination
You should bring your child’s birth certificate/Ezlink for identification purpose and health booklet. Your child should also avoid coming on an empty stomach.
Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has assessed and approved that the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine is safe for use on persons aged 5 years and above.
The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has assessed that the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine outweigh the risks, and recommends children aged 5 years and older to be vaccinated. Younger children aged 5 – 11 years are given a smaller dose of the vaccine compared to adolescents and adults.
The safety profile of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine in children aged 5 years and above was found to be consistent with that in the adult population and the standards set for other registered vaccines used in the immunisation against other diseases. The common side effects are generally mild to moderate and resolve within a few days. Serious adverse events, such as severe allergic reactions and inflammation of the heart or its lining, are rare.
For more information please visit www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination/faqs
Children with several common medical conditions are eligible for vaccination. These include asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis. Children with severe immune system disorders (including those on active cancer treatment) would need a memo from their paediatrician regarding vaccination.
Only 1 accompanying parent is allowed into the VC. This is to ensure safe distancing within the VC.
If your child is aged 12 or below, a parent or a guardian is required to accompany them. The guardian should be an adult (eg. parent, aunt/uncle/grandparent) aged 21 years old and above. Children aged 13 and above need not be accompanied.
Bring along your child’s/ward’s Student Identification and if not available, their Birth Certificate/Passport for verification at the designated paediatric Vaccination Centres.
Remember to bring along documentary proof of your consent for their vaccination. You may use this letter of consent. An electronic copy of the consent form is also accepted.
The doctors and nurses can address any medical concerns on site. Child friendly equipment is also prepared. Post vaccination, your child will be observed for 30 minutes. There are trained doctors and nurses in each vaccination centre to attend to your medical queries and respond to medical emergencies
Several vaccine side-effects are mild. They include low-grade fever, muscle ache, joint pain and mild redness or rash around the injection site. However, the following symptoms may be indicative of a more severe drug reaction:
* Lip or eyelid swelling
* Shortness of breath
* Mouth ulcers or eye redness
If your child develops these symptoms, do seek immediate medical attention.