COVID-19 Vaccines

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

As advised by the Ministry of Health in Singapore, there is a risk of serious, life-threatening disease and death from COVID-19 infections, especially in the elderly and other vulnerable groups. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can help to prevent the disease, lower the risk of transmission, and keep our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

As part of our fight against COVID-19, IHH Healthcare Singapore will be making available the Sinopharm vaccine at selected locations in Singapore.

Sinopharm is the sixth vaccine to be authorised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its emergency use listing, and received WHO validation for its safety, efficacy and quality. Each of these approved vaccines are effective in helping to protect against severe COVID-19 disease, death and the need for hospitalisation.

In support of government continuous efforts to expand our vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in Singapore, Parkway Shenton will be making available the Sinopharm vaccine at selected locations in Singapore. Book your appointment for the Sinopharm vaccine now.

Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine

As of 4 June 2021, the Sinovac-CoronaVac (Sinovac) COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Singapore by the Ministry of Health under the Special Access Route (SAR) scheme. Under the SAR, COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for its Emergency Use List, can be imported and supplied by private healthcare providers as unregistered vaccines, to be administered to individuals in Singapore. This is part of the overall efforts to enhance vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in Singapore.

COVID-19 Vaccine National Programme

Since 2020, the government has rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme and is continually expanding its efforts to protect Singaporeans against COVID-19.

At Parkway Shenton, we are monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 vaccines closely, and are on standby to support the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts in keeping our people safe and protected during this global pandemic.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccines.

Listen to Dr Leong Hoe Nam, infectious disease specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, in this video as he explains more about the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.


The contents on this page were based on existing data and information shared by health authorities and IHH Healthcare Singapore experts as of September 2021. For the latest news and developments on COVID-19 and vaccines in Singapore, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions

List for COVID-19 vaccine FAQ

  • What are the types of COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

  • Which COVID-19 vaccine is Singapore using?

  • What are the differences and similarities between the COVID-19 vaccine brands?

  • Why is getting a COVID-19 vaccine important?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

  • What to expect during and after vaccination?

  • What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Who should take the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Who should not take the mRNA-based COVID-19?

  • What is the Sinopharm vaccine and where can I get it?

  • How effective is the Sinopharm vaccine?

  • Is the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO)?

  • What is the difference between the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines?

  • What are the common side effects of the Sinopharm vaccine?

  • If I’ve taken one of the other vaccines, can I still register and take the Sinopharm vaccine?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective? Why are vaccinated individuals still contracting COVID-19?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine similar to a flu vaccine?

  • Are vaccines effective against new strains of the virus?

  • Can I stop wearing masks after vaccination?