According to Protect Health, most vaccination centers currently offer only Pfizer vaccine as a booster, while only a few offer Sinovac vaccine.
The Protect Health announcement also states that the number of vaccination centers offering the Sinovac vaccine booster will gradually increase. However, CITF still recommends that people choose Pfizer or AstraZeneca as a booster.
It is known that about 45% of people who receive a booster appointment currently choose to skip it because they are concerned about the safety of the mix vaccine. With the emergence of the new variant Omicron, public are urged to receive their booster shot.
The government has now opened the vaccination to nationals over 18 years old.
People who have already received the Sinovac vaccine can receive a booster 3 months after their second dose. People who have already received the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine can receive a booster up to 6 months after their second dose.
People can register for the booster vaccine at a designated government hospital or clinic, or at a private healthcare facility. The Department of Health urges people to give preference to Pfizer’s vaccine. People who wish to receive a Sinovac booster must mention to their health care provider.