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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 students according to the National Childhood Immunisation Programme.

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

The School Health Service (SHS) provides immunisation to school children, according to the National Childhood Immunisation Programme. Please refer to the immunisation schedule below.

 

Disease​

Type of Vaccine

Primary Course

Booster

Tuberculosis

BCG

At birth

-

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

At birth
- 1st dose
1 month
- 2nd dose
5 to 6 months
- 3rd dose

-

Pneumococcal

PCV

3 months
- 1st dose
5 months
- 2nd dose

1 to 2 years

Diphtheria*,
Pertussis & Tetanus

DTaP/DT/Tdap

3 months
- 1st dose
4 months
- 2nd dose
5 months
- 3rd dose

18 months
- 1st booster

10-11 years
- 2nd booster

Poliovirus

IPV/OPV

3 months
- 1st dose
4 months
- 2nd dose
5 months
- 3rd dose

18 months
- 1st booster

10-11 years
- 2nd booster&

Haemophilus influenzae type b

Hib

3 months
- 1st dose
4 months
- 2nd dose
5 months
- 3rd dose

18 months
- 1st booster

Measles*, Mumps & Rubella

MMR

12 months
- 1st dose
15-18 months
- 2nd dose

 

​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.

Before the SHS Team visits your child's school, the Consent Forms will be given to you through your child. Please remember to sign them.

Learn about safety and side effects of vaccines.


Immunisation for Secondary School

The School Health Service (SHS) checks and ensures that all secondary school students have completed their immunisations according to the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule.

During health screening, the health teams from the School Health Service (SHS) 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.

Parents have to take note that immunisation against Measles and Diphtheria is compulsory by Law in Singapore.

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Screening

At the School Health Service’s school visits, doctors and nurses screen schoolchildren for various health conditions. 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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