Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has announced the vaccines for those aged 60-69 will commence at the end of March, with the rest of the population to follow in April.
Barring any unforeseen disruptions, this would mean one million more Singaporeans would have received one dose by April.
Around 250,000 people in Singapore have been vaccinated, with 110,000 having received both required doses.
“If all goes according to plan, then we can progressively roll out to the other age groups beyond March,” said Education Minister Lawrence Wong. “We will continue to monitor the supply of vaccine, because that’s the critical issue that will enable us to get vaccines out… We will try our best to ensure that we can get these vaccines to Singapore.”
The Health Ministry said that Covid-19 vaccination for seniors aged 70 years and above will be starting on February 22, after a pilot for those living in Ang Mo Kio and Tanjong Pagar.
During the next three weeks, members of the 70+ can expect letters asking them to sign up for a vaccination. The Health Ministry also hopes to have over 40 vaccination centres up and running by the end of April. Currently, 11 are in use.