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Expat retiree looking for Covid vaccination

Post by Jgrif96229 » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 8:17 pm

I am retired 67 with several more months to go here in Singapore. For me I will need a vaccination that I pay for not being a citizen of Singapore.

Asked my GP and my GI and no one knows. US embassy not offering shots. Guess I will be on home delivery since August starts dine in only for vaccinated
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 8:49 pm

Why didn't you get vaxxed in April when residents over 60 phase first started? Assuming you were still employed at the point or had residency status of some sort, EP, etc.
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Post by Jgrif96229 » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:12 pm

I am retired. My partner got his via work permit. My GP suggested getting one of the China vaccines being offered through private providers. I might have to do that even though 79 per cent effective and who knows with Delta. I thought there might be an option at airport.
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Post by Jgrif96229 » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:14 pm

I am retired. My partner got his via work permit. My GP suggested getting one of the China vaccines being offered through private providers. I might have to do that even though 79 per cent effective and who knows with Delta. I thought there might be an option at airport.
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Post by Jgrif96229 » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:20 pm

This might explain why folks lined up for Sinovac when it became available. I saw another announced today going to private practice..
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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:29 am

You should be able to get vaccinated privately, there are plenty of clinics that offer the vaccine.

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Post by Jgrif96229 » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 1:05 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:29 am
You should be able to get vaccinated privately, there are plenty of clinics that offer the vaccine.
Such as...
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Post by smoulder » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 1:38 am

Out of curiosity, what's your residency status in Singapore?

Anyway, yes it seems that some private clinics are offering Sinovac for a fee. I did a quick search but I couldn't seem to find any that are offering pfizer for a fee. So it looks like your choices are limited to one.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:33 am

It looks like the other China Vaccine, Sinopharm may be approved for parallel import for private clinics to use, but at this point it has not been "vaccine" approved by the MOH.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... e-15317168
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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:43 am

smoulder wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 1:38 am
Out of curiosity, what's your residency status in Singapore?

Anyway, yes it seems that some private clinics are offering Sinovac for a fee. I did a quick search but I couldn't seem to find any that are offering pfizer for a fee. So it looks like your choices are limited to one.
I have quite a few friends who received both doses of the Moderna vaccine from private clinics, so no, not just limited to Sinovac.

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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:45 am

Jgrif96229 wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 1:05 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:29 am
You should be able to get vaccinated privately, there are plenty of clinics that offer the vaccine.
Such as...
https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations

Hope this helps.

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Post by therat » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 3:26 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:45 am
Jgrif96229 wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 1:05 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:29 am
You should be able to get vaccinated privately, there are plenty of clinics that offer the vaccine.
Such as...
https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations

Hope this helps.
These private clinics is part of the government covid19 vaccine. They dont take private appointment.
That's my understanding.

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Post by smoulder » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 3:39 pm

Yes that's my understanding as well. Part of the government vaccination program.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 4:17 pm

Correct.
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Re: Expat retiree looking for Covid vaccination

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 29 Jul 2021 5:31 pm

Jgrif96229 wrote:
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 8:17 pm
I am retired 67 with several more months to go here in Singapore. For me I will need a vaccination that I pay for not being a citizen of Singapore.

Asked my GP and my GI and no one knows. US embassy not offering shots. Guess I will be on home delivery since August starts dine in only for vaccinated
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You should be able to walk into any vaccination centre right now if you are a legal resident of any sort. This applies to LTVP holders but not sure about SVP.
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