Boosters were to be considered fully vaccinated in Singapore

Boosters will be needed to be considered fully vaccinated in Singapore, a change that may soon be seen in other countries.

Officials said at a news conference Wednesday that after Feb. 14, people over the age of 18 must receive a booster injection within nine months of completing their first two-dose vaccine series to be considered fully vaccinated, Bloomberg reported.

Singapore’s health ministry said individuals should not wait a full nine months and should get booster shots around the five-month mark, according to the outlet.

According to Bloomberg, the new requirement to be considered fully vaccinated is the only added COVID-19 measure implemented in Singapore, where the country avoids implementing more restrictions even as cases increase.

Daily infections in Singapore are expected to rise to 15,000 as many countries experience an increase in the number of cases run by the omicron variant, according to the business.

Singapore Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said the country plans to maintain its current rules for as long as it can, according to Bloomberg. The country currently requires proof of vaccination to enter most indoor public places.

“We do not intend to relax further at this time and we will try not to have to tighten,” Wong said according to the business. “In the event that the health care system comes under enormous pressure, we can, as a last resort, have no choice but to tighten some of our measures.”

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