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Student Immunisation and Screening Services

Singapore’s schoolchildren have dedicated health resources to tap on. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) gives them ready access to medical and dental care. Besides offering health screening and immunisation at school visits, HPB also conducts health education and health promotion programmes on healthy lifestyle practices. HPB’s Student Health Centre, which generally provides preventive and screening services, follows up with the children referred from the school visits above.

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Policy 

The Infectious Diseases Act requires every child in Singapore to be vaccinated against diphtheria and measles. To find out what other diseases children should be immunised against, click here. For information on the use of Medisave, click here.


Immunisation

Childhood immunisation is a very important and effective way of promoting health and preventing disease.  What diseases are children prone to and what are the diseases they're protected against? Click the link below to find out.  


Immunisation for Primary School

The School Health Service (SHS) provides immunisation to primary school children according to Singapore's National Childhood Immunisation Programme (NCIS). Please refer to the immunisation schedule below.

 
Age
Vaccine
Immunisation Against
​At birth 
  • BCG 
  • Hepatitis B - 1st dose ​
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B ​
​4 months 
  • DTaP - 2nd dose 
  • IPV - 2nd dose 
  • Hib - 2nd dose 
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus 
  • Poliomyelitis 
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine
5 months 
  • Hepatitis B - 3rd dose*
  • DTaP - 3rd dose 
  • IPV - 3rd dose 
  • Hib - 3rd dose 
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate - 2nd dose
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus 
  • Poliomyelitis 
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Disease 

​5-6 months
  • Hepatitis B - 3rd dose*​
  • Hepatitis B​
​12 months 
  • MMR - 1st dose 
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate - 1st booster​
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella 
  • Pneumococcal Disease ​
​15-18 months
  • MMR - 2nd dose**​
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella ​
​18 months
  • DTaP - 1st booster
  • IPV - 1st booster
  • Hib - 1st booster
  • MMR - 2nd dose**
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus 
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine 
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella ​
​10-11years^
  • Tdap - 2nd booster
  • Oral Polio - 2nd booster​
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis​
​9-26years
  • HPV vaccination​
  • HPV strains as listed in the different HPV vaccines available
  • Protects against cervical cancer 
  • ^^Recommended for females 9-26y. 2-3 doses required depending on age at which vaccinaion is started. ​

*The 3rd dose of Hepatitis B vaccination can be given with the 3rd dose of DTaP, IPV and Hib for the convenience of parents.

**2nd dose of MMR can be given between 15-18 months.

^^The national school-based HPV vaccination programme is free. This programme offers 2 doses of HPV vaccine (according to the schedule below) to female students in the target schools.

​Age
​Vaccine
​Immunisation against
​13 years (Sec 1)
HPV - 1st dose​
HPV Subtypes 16 & 18, which can cause cervical cancer​
​14 years (Sec 2)
HPV - 2nd dose​
HPV Subtype 16 & 18, which can cause cervical cancer​

​Babies who turn 12 months of age on or after 1st December 2011 should receive 2 doses of MMR vaccine as per above schedule.

Diphtheria and measles vaccinations are COMPULSORY by law.

The NCIS is based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee on Immunisation (ECI) which comprises senior officials from the Ministry of Health, consultant paediatricians and experts in communicable and infectious disease control. The Committee monitors and reviews the Childhood Immunisation Programme in Singapore. Consultations are made with the World Health Organisation and other international bodies when necessary.

Before the SHS team visits your child's school, please submit your consent for your child to be vaccinated in the school with the required age-appropriate vaccinations at Child Consent Portal.

Learn about safety and side effects of vaccines.


Immunisation for Secondary School

During health screening in secondary schools, the SHS teams check and ensure that all students have completed their immunisations according to the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule.

Students who do not have any immunisation records or who have missed any of their earlier immunisations will be referred to the Student Health Centre (SHC) for the missed immunisations. Parents may also take their child to their own doctor for the immunisation if they wish.

Please note that immunisation against Measles and Diphtheria is compulsory by Law in Singapore.

National School-Based HPV Vaccination Programme


Screening

During the SHS teams' school visits, doctors and nurses conduct age-appropriate health screening for schoolchildren. To learn what the types of screening activities are, please click the links below.     


Health Tools 

We have several electronic resources catering to your child’s healthcare needs. 


Related Information 

We have other resources about health improvement for youngsters. Follow the links below to learn more.    

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