Note: For locally and overseas recovered persons, the content below may not apply. Please see the links at the end of this FAQ for recovered persons’ booster requirements.
If you need a booster to maintain your 'Vaccinated status', and you haven't gotten a booster:
Your TraceTogether App will display the “Valid till” date of your Vaccination status. (Open app > Tap on the Vaccination status card on the app’s home screen)
To maintain your green “Vaccinated” status, take a booster before the “Valid till” date. You’ll be eligible for a booster five months after the last dose of your primary vaccination series*.
Do buffer enough time to get your booster before the ‘Valid till’ date. There’s no 14-day waiting period for boosters to take effect, but the systems may take 1-3 days to update that you’ve taken your booster. After waiting a few days, if your vaccination status validity date does not reflect accordingly after the booster, submit a query to the team in charge at https://go.gov.sg/vds-query-form
If you did not get an SMS invite for a booster and the last dose of your primary vaccination series* was 5 months ago, you may walk-in to any Vaccination Centre :)
*For majority of the people in Singapore, the last dose of your primary vaccination series is your second dose of mRNA vaccine, or third dose of Sinovac/Sinopharm vaccine. To find out your primary vaccination series last dose date, refer to the white vaccination paper/card that you got during your vaccination, or login to HealthHub (requires Singpass login; do check if you have/are able to apply for a Singpass account).
What happens if I did not manage to get my booster in time?
If you did not manage to get your booster in time, your Vaccination status will turn grey and show ‘Additional dose needed’. To get a green ‘Vaccinated’ status again, you need to get a booster.
We recommend you to take your booster as soon as you become eligible for it. While there’s no 14-day waiting period for boosters to take effect, the systems may take 1-3 days to update that you’ve taken your booster.
Other FAQs related to boosters
- What will my Vaccination status in the TraceTogether App show, after I've taken my booster?
- MOH: Policy on vaccination validity and booster (link)
- MOH: General FAQs about boosters (link)
- MOH: Locally recovered persons and boosters (link)
- MOH: Overseas recovered or overseas vaccinated persons (look for the section ‘Recognising Overseas Vaccinations’ (link)