Singapore is accelerating the pace in our national COVID-19 vaccination programme to extend vaccination to more segments of the population. As shared by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 16 March 2021, earlier vaccination for patients with complex chronic medical conditions will be offered at hospitals and clinics, as these patients are more vulnerable to severe complications if they were to fall ill with COVID-19.
To support the national effort, CGH will be offering vaccination to patients with complex chronic medical conditions on follow-up at our specialist outpatient clinics, if they are medically eligible and have not received vaccination.
Our doctors will assess and discuss with the patients at their next outpatient clinic consultation if they are eligible for vaccination.
Patients do not need to contact CGH to make a separate appointment.
Patients with stable or mild chronic medical conditions may continue to be vaccinated at community vaccination centres or polyclinics according to MOH’s invitation. Here’s a quick overview of a patient’s vaccination journey if offered the COVID-19 vaccination at CGH.
See a doctor if:
In very rare cases, this vaccine can cause a severe allergic reaction. Signs of a severe allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, throat, eyes or lips, a fast heartbeat, dizziness and weakness, a bad rash all over your body. If you experience a severe allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Call 995 or go to the nearest A&E immediately.
10. How will the Government assist persons who suffer from serious side effects following vaccination?
The vaccine injury financial assistance programme (VIFAP) by MOH will provide financial assistance to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders vaccinated under the national vaccination programme, in the rare event that a person suffers from serious side effects that are assessed to be related to their COVID-19 vaccination.
To apply for VIFAP, individuals will need to submit an application accompanied by medical information on the serious side effect from their treating doctor. All applications will be reviewed by an independent clinical panel for the relatedness and severity of the side effect(s) to the COVID-19 vaccine received.
More information on how to apply can be found at
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine is also available at
(Info correct as at 22 March 2021)
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