Singapore reports 18,162 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

As of Wednesday, 95 per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed their full vaccination regimen under the national vaccination programme.

About 68 per cent of the total population have received their vaccine booster shots.

More than 240,000 children aged between five and 11 have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in a joint statement.

More than 178,000 children have received their second dose.

Giving an update on the school-facilitated vaccination exercise, authorities said 1,500 primary school students have opted in to be taken by bus from their schools to the paediatric vaccination centres for their jabs.

With more children having taken their vaccinations, more paediatric vaccination centres will close in the coming weeks, said MOE and ECDA.

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The one at Yusof Ishak Secondary School will cease operations from Apr 1, after the closure of two centres at Nanyang Community Club and Queenstown Community Club.

The vaccination centre at Yusof Ishak Secondary School will continue to accept appointments up to Mar 31, but will no longer accommodate any walk-ins for the first dose appointments from Mar 10.

There will still be 12 paediatric vaccination centres in operation across Singapore.

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