Walk-in vaccination begins for children aged 5 to 11
The Straits Times|January 26, 2022
Parents keen to protect younger kids from infection ahead of festive season
Gena Soh and Bryan Cheong

When Mr Kenneth Tay, 36, heard that his six-year-old daughter could get vaccinated against Covid-19 without an appointment from yesterday onwards, he leapt at the opportunity.

His reason? To keep his family, and especially his six-month-old baby, safe from the virus.

Any child aged five to 11 can now walk in without an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination from Mondays to Thursdays, accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The businessman, who had been waiting to get his daughter inoculated since the vaccination drive for children her age began early this month, wanted to speed up the process.

Yesterday, he took his daughter to Hougang Community Club, one of the 15 paediatric vaccination centres for children between five and 11, after school at around noon.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the newspaper

MORE STORIES FROM THE STRAITS TIMESView All

Boeing’s Starliner capsule docks with International Space Station

Boeing’s new Starliner crew capsule has docked for the first time with the International Space Station (ISS), completing a major objective in a high stakes do-over test flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

East China Sea moves by China unacceptable, says Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed his disappointment over China’s actions in the area.

1 min read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

CHINESE ON THE ‘RUN’

Run is the hot buzzword as lockdowns spur urbanites, well-heeled to consider leaving

4 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

Recriminations fly as Indonesia ends palm oil export ban hurting producers

Long lines of trucks trying to unload palm fruit formed outside Indonesian processing mills last week, illustrating the growing cost of a palm oil export ban by the world’s biggest producer.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

Malaysia acts to boost food supply, keep prices in check

But economists say more measures needed as man in the street faces rising household debt

3 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

Albanese leads Labor to victory, ending 9 years of coalition rule

Australian PM Morrison to resign as Liberal leader after election loss

3 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

Moves to curb risk of conflicts between humans and wildlife

The National Parks Board will train more security personnel and building managers in monkey guarding, as part of efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

THE SINGAPORE CONNECTION

‘You have to get on the train, no matter what... it was literally mum’s last chance’

4 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

Free TB screening for residents of Bt Merah block after 7 cases found

Precautionary move comes after cluster detected between February and March

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022

First imported case confirmed here in 2019

The first imported case of monkeypox infection in Singapore, a Nigerian, was confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in May 2019.

1 min read
The Straits Times
May 22, 2022
RELATED STORIES

Tom Cruise: MAN ON A MISSION

THE ACTOR STOPPED AT NOTHING TO MAKE M:1 7 AND 8 AND TOP GUN: MAVERICK. NOW HE'S FEELING THE PRESSURE.

3 mins read
Star
May 16, 2022

HOW POLITICS POISONED THE CHURCH

THE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT SPENT 40 YEARS AT WAR WITH SECULAR AMERICA. NOW IT'S AT WAR WITH ITSELF.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Desire for Face Time Revives Business Travel

Companies are reporting more trips, proving doomsayers from the pandemic's darkest days wrong

4 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 16, 2022

Level Ground

A dairy farming father's love for his family lives on in the tools that he left behind.

2 mins read
Country Woman
June/July 2022

AIRBNB Allows Employees to Live and Work From Anywhere

Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
May 06, 2022

An Overview of Namibia's Agri Sector

In a recent report, the Namibia Agricultural Union outlined the state of that country’s agriculture sector, and how it has been affected by COVID-19 and other factors.

5 mins read
Farmer's Weekly
May 06, 2022

Left Behind By Long Covid

As the world pretends the pandemic is over, at least half a million children in the U.S. are struggling

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 09, 2022

Shanghai's Black Eye

Expats are ditching the city, jeopardizing efforts to turn it into a top financial hub in Asia

4 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 02, 2022

Lockdown Hell

Critics call on Chinese government to ease lockdown regulations

1 min read
YOU South Africa
5 May 2022

a GOOD READ

James Read is a far cry from his villainous alter ego on DAYS.

9 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 02, 2022