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Who should receive an additional booster dose in 2023?



The following persons who have achieved minimum protection are recommended to receive in 2023, a booster at least 1 year after their last booster dose:

  • Persons aged 60 years and above

  • Persons who live in aged care facilities

  • Persons who are medically vulnerable and at higher risk of severe disease who are aged 12 years and above

The updated bivalent vaccine is recommended for this.

Other persons aged 12 years and above may also receive one booster dose at the same interval if they choose to.

Note: Age eligibility for the various vaccines apply. Under the National Vaccination Programme, persons aged 5-17 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine only. Persons aged 18 years and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna/Spikevax, Novavax/Nuvaxovid or Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccines.

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