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COVID-19: News

Verification of COVID-19 vaccines administered abroad

Verification of COVID-19 vaccines administered abroad

22 July 2021

Singaporeans, PR’s and long-term pass holders who received their COVID-19 vaccination abroad may now have it verified here in Singapore. Osler Health can assist with this process. We will require documentation of your overseas vaccination. We will then conduct a serology (blood) test. After positive results are received your vaccination status on HealthHub portal will be updated. This will be a vital part participation into Singaporean life.
Call us now to arrange.

COVID-19 vaccine now approved for teens

COVID-19 vaccine now approved for teens

1 June 2021

Students 12 years and above can now book their COVID-19 vaccination. Priority will be  given to students sitting exams and those with special needs. Students aged 12 – 17 years will be offered the Pfizer vaccine as the Moderna vaccine has not yet been approved for this age group.

For more information please visit MOH.
COVID-19 vaccine now approved for teens

COVID-19 vaccine now approved for teens

18 May 2021

The government has announced the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for those in the 12-15 age group. This group will now be included in the vaccine programme roll-out. If you have any questions please call us.

For more information please visit MOH.
Germany waives PDT for the fully vaccinated

Germany waives PDT for the fully vaccinated

17 May 2021

There is no longer a Pre-Departure Testing (PDT) requirement for travellers who are fully vaccinated.  Passengers entering Germany must present ONE of the following:
a) A negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) (taken at most 48 hours before arrival)
b) A negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken at most 72 hours before arrival)
c) A COVID-19 vaccination certificate
d) Proof of recovery from COVID-19

For more information please visit the German Embassy or Singapore Airlines.

ART for UK, USA & Germany

ART for UK, USA & Germany

12 April, 2021

More countries are now accepting a 30-minute Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as part of their Pre-Departure Test requirements. ARTs are faster, less invasive and less costly than the PCR Swab (which has a 48 hour turnaround).

Read more.
Changed requirements for entry to Germany

Changed requirements for entry to Germany

30 March, 2021

From today, entry to Germany is only possible after submitting a negative COVID-19 test. According to the Robert Koch Institute, a medical certificate or a documented negative test result must be presented. The new regulation applies to every traveller who flies into Germany.

At Osler we have the mandatory COVID-19 antigen rapid test as required, and certificates are issued directly on site. Contact us for more information. Click here or more information.

Osler is digitally ready for your travel

Osler is digitally ready for your travel

9 March, 2021

Ministry of Health has asked healthcare institutions to be digitally ready for the new global travel ecosystem. We understand people want to fly again and wish to understand the process.  Please see infographic opposite. We are ready to conduct your COVID-19 tests and provide the results digitally to ensure your smooth travel needs.  To book a COVID-19 test click here.

Moderna vaccine approved for use in Singapore

Moderna vaccine approved for use in Singapore

4 February, 2021

Ministry of Health has confirmed that a second COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Singapore. This is manufactured by Moderna, based in the USA. The first batch of the Moderna vaccine is expected to arrive in Singapore in March 2021, if there are no disruptions to the shipment schedule. For more click here.

Vaccine rollout now reaching over 70 year olds

Vaccine rollout now reaching over 70 year olds

1 February, 2021

The government has fully operational COVID-19 vaccination centres, and are now vaccinating the older population (those over 70 years old). There is now a growing number of who have also received their second dose of the the vaccine. For more information on the latest please visit  MOH.

Vaccination Centres

Vaccination Centres

13 January, 2021

The government is setting up four COVID-19 vaccination centres throughout January, starting with two – located at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Raffles City Convention Centre – which have started operations from 13 January 2021. Two more vaccination centres, located at the former Hong Kah Secondary School and Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre, will be ready for operations next week. Another four centres are planned to be operational by end-February.

Vaccination Rollout

Vaccination Rollout

10 January, 2021

The Singapore government is making provisions for all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore to be able to get vaccinated by the third quarter of this year, if there are no unforeseen disruptions to vaccine shipments. Vaccination will be progressively rolled out, starting with those who are most at risk or most vulnerable. When Osler Health has more information on when the vaccine will be available to the wider population we will let you know.

South-Africa strain

South-Africa strain

01 January, 2021

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and will be tightening border measures given the deteriorating situation in South Africa.

There have been reports of a potentially more contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus circulating in South Africa. To reduce the risks of spread to Singapore, the government are putting in place new border restrictions for travellers from South Africa for further precaution.