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STAY ONE STEP AHEAD WITH VACCINATIONS

Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases like influenza and pneumococcal disease. There is no reason why anyone should suffer from the serious complications vaccine-preventable diseases can cause. Your best defence against such diseases is getting vaccinated.

Prevent What's Preventable with Vaccination

FIND YOUR RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Select the appropriate age group and gender to get a list of vaccines recommended for you and your loved ones.

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Get more information on available subsidies here.
Download the National Adult Immunisation Schedule here.
The schedule was developed based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee on Immunisation (ECI).

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Get more information on available subsidies here.
Download the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule here.
The schedule was developed based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee on Immunisation (ECI).

We live in a world where you can find germs almost everywhere.

You may not realise it, but your body is in a never-ending battle fighting off germs it is exposed to.

Your immune system is the part of your body that fights germs. It can be strengthened when you get vaccinated.

When you get vaccinated, you teach your body how to fight the disease. Your body learns and memorises how to handle these germs as if you got the disease. So, if you are exposed to the germs in the future, your immune system will remember how to fight it.

If you are infected before you get vaccinated, you are at risk of falling seriously ill. The infection can lead to complications, disability and even death.

STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNITY WITH VACCINATION

If you generally lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating healthily, and hardly fall sick, you may have a good immune system. However, it may not be enough to ensure that you can fight an infectious disease. Vaccines help build your immune system by strengthening it against serious infectious diseases.

VACCINES IMITATE GERMS

Antigens are parts of germs. Vaccines use small amounts of these antigens to train the body to recognise and fight the real germs if and when they come.

IMMUNE RESPONSE IS TRIGGERED

The antigens trigger your immune system to respond, helping you build immunity against the disease.

EXTRA TRAINING NEEDED

Sometimes, the immune system needs more than one training session to learn how to fight the disease effectively. In these cases, a few doses of the vaccine may be necessary over a period of time. To ensure that you are protected, it is important to vaccinate according to the recommended timings and not delay it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our immune system produces immunity following vaccination, just as it would after a “natural” infection.

The difference is that you do not get sick first when you get the vaccination. Vaccines help strengthen your immune system and protect you from potentially life-threatening complications.

Hence, it is highly recommended that you and your loved ones get vaccinated according to the schedule.

These groups of people are more susceptible to falling seriously ill from infectious diseases.

  1. a.Adults 65 years old and above & young children
    The immune system of the elderly may have weakened and may not function like it used to. For young children, their immune system may not be fully developed yet.
  2. b.People with medical conditions
    Adults and children with certain medical conditions may be recommended to get vaccinated as per the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) and National Children Immunisation Schedule (NCIS). This is because they may be at higher risk of getting an infection. Examples of recommended vaccinations are influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations. Check with your doctor if you have medical conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases or conditions that weaken your immunity.
  3. c.Pregnant women
    At any stage of pregnancy, women are at higher risk of developing severe illness if exposed to infectious diseases. This can also put the baby at risk. It is advisable to get the recommended vaccinations before getting pregnant, so as to prevent what’s preventable. There are also vaccinations that are recommended for pregnant women such as, Tdap (Tetanus, reduced diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccination and influenza vaccination. Pregnant women should consult their doctors on the vaccinations they need.

Globally, vaccines are assessed by the relevant authorities to ensure they meet the required standards of quality, safety and efficacy before they are approved for use, based on the best scientific evidence available. Vaccines for use in Singapore are registered with the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). Following approval of the vaccines, the safety of these vaccines will still be closely monitored, and safety concerns will be investigated.

All vaccines, as with any medicines, can have side effects. Mild side effects, such as low-grade fever or pain and redness at the injection site are expected and will go away on their own. Severe side effects are very rare. Getting vaccinated is much safer than getting the infections or complications that result from the infections.

Yes. The National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) and National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) were developed based on recommendations of the Expert Committee on Immunisation, which comprises specialists from various disciplines such as infectious diseases, microbiology, paediatrics and public health as well as representatives from both the public and private healthcare institutions.

This committee regularly monitors and reviews the immunisation programme in Singapore. The committee also follows closely recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The reason why Singapore is now free from most vaccine-preventable diseases is because of its effective and successful vaccination programme.

Click here to find the CHAS GP clinic to make an appointment.

You may also click here to make an appointment at the polyclinic via the HealthHub login page. You would need your SingPass password to log in.

Make an appointment with your clinic, so they can make sure that the vaccines are available.

To improve the affordability and accessibility of vaccinations, the MOH has extended subsidies# for vaccinations recommended under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) at CHAS GP clinics and polyclinics. Examples of eligible adult Singaporeans are Pioneer Generation, Merdeka Generation, adults with medical conditions or indications, as recommended under the NAIS.

At CHAS GP Clinics
From 1 November 2020, eligible adult Singaporeans will benefit from higher subsidies of $35 to $125 for nationally recommended vaccinations listed on the Subsidised Vaccine List (SVL) administered at CHAS GP clinics.

Eligible adult Singaporeans will only need to pay the following amounts for the range of nationally recommended vaccinations at CHAS GP clinics, after government subsidies:


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*Refer to the National Adult Immunisation Schedule for the recommended age and medical condition/indication.

#Application for certain vaccine brands. Please refer to the MOH website for the latest subsidised vaccine brands.


At polyclinics
Eligible adult Singaporeans will receive National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) vaccination subsides from 50% to 75%. Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation seniors will also receive an additional 50% and 25% subsidy from their subsidised vaccination bills, respectively. Prices are expected to be similar to that at the CHAS GP clinics.

Patients can use MediSave to help pay for the remaining patient’s co-payment cost of recommended vaccinations under the NAIS. Patients aged 60 and above can also tap on Flexi-MediSave.

If you’re not sure, check with your doctor to find out if you are eligible for the subsidies.

Full subsidies* for vaccines under the National Children Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) are available for Singaporean children at CHAS GP clinics and polyclinics. Getting children vaccinated with the recommended vaccinations under the NCIS can be done together with their Childhood Developmental Screening, which are fully subsidised at these clinics too.

*Applicable for certain vaccine brands. Please refer to the MOH website for the latest subsidised vaccine brands.

If you’re not sure, check with your doctor to find out if you are eligible for the subsidies.

Medical practitioners are requested to notify the National Immunisation Registry of vaccinations carried out.

Singaporeans who are born in 1996 and after are able to access their past vaccination records via HealthHub with their SingPass. Those who are born earlier (i.e. before 1996) will be able to access their past vaccination records^ via HealthHub from November 2020 onwards.

^ Records are only available for vaccinations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule taken on or after 1 Nov 2017 and notified accordingly.


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