People in Singapore will lose their “fully vaccinated” status after 270 days if they do not take COVID-19 booster shots, the government announced on Wednesday (Jan. 5)
The policy will be in force from February 14, 2022.
Protection from the primary series vaccination wanes and is “substantially reduced six months after the last dose,” Singapore’s health ministry said.
Singapore is not the first to take such a step. Similar policies have been in place in Israel and Bahrain since October and many other countries are considering it. EU COVID-19 vaccine passports are only valid 9 months without a booster shot starting February 1.