Why Vacinnation is important!
Everything necessary to know about immunizations
Why are vaccines so crucial for disease prevention?
You are protecting yourself, your loved ones, and the community when you get immunized or vaccinated.
Immunization is indispensable for preventing the spread of infectious diseases. When a person is vaccinated against a particular disease, the germs are prevented from spreading from one person to another, thereby protecting the entire community.
Immunisation is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions in the world, saving millions of lives annually.
How do vaccines function?
Vaccines are biological products used to protect individuals from contagious, severe, and fatal diseases. They contain a small amount of a weakened or killed (inactivated) microbe that resembles the microorganism that causes the disease.
When you receive the vaccine, it stimulates and activates your immune system. This results in the production of antibodies that protect against infection and boost immunity.
If you are exposed to the disease against which you have been immunized, your immune system will be strengthened and better equipped to fight future infections.
Importance of getting up-to-date vaccination
Find out what are the Vaccination for different age group
Vaccinating your child is safer than exposing him or her to a disease for the first time. Your child can develop immunity to serious illnesses and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases through vaccination. Therefore, it is essential to keep your child’s vaccinations current.
The National Childhood Immunisation Programme (NCIP) in Singapore vaccinates children against:
- TB (BCG);
- Hepatitis B (HepB);
- Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (DTaP);
- Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV);
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib);
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR);
- Pneumococcal Disease (PCV); and
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
- Diphtheria and measles Vaccination.( compulsory by law)
Book Your Vacccination Here!
VACCINATIONS: STAY ONE STEP AHEAD
Vaccine-preventable infections such as influenza and pneumococcal disease should be avoided by you and your family. There is no need for anyone to suffer the severe problems that vaccine-preventable diseases can bring. Getting vaccinated is your best barrier against such diseases.
Currently, the following vaccine is available in the clinic:
- Influenza Vaccine (high demand during holiday)
- Pneumococcal PCV 13 & 23
- Meningitis Vaccine (High demand end of the year)
- MMR, Measles Vaccine (High Demand)
- Tdap Vaccine (High Demand with healthcare worker)
- Chicken Pox or Varicella Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- HPV 2 Vaccine
- Hepatitis A & B Vaccine
Pneumococcal Vaccination (PCV13)
Pneumococcal Vaccination (PCV23)
Hepatitis A & B Vaccination
HPV Bivalent Vaccination (HPV2)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination (MMR)
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination (VAR)
Tdap (reduced Diphtheria) Booster
Hepatitis B Vaccination
HPV 9-valent Vaccination
Vaccination (CHAS Subsidies)
Important: CHAS subsidies are only available to Singaporeans who meet eligibility criteria such as age, gender, vaccination history, and/or have specific medical conditions/indications. Please bring your ID and CHAS card to your appointment so that our staff can process your claim via the MOH Healthcare Claims Portal.