Looking for vaccination for your children in Singapore?

Whether you have a baby, toddler or child, living in Singapore or just arrived, there are various places for you to choose from to do vaccinations for your children.

Costs of vaccinations in Singapore may vary tremendously according to whether you choose to get vaccinated in a public or private sector. You should know that only diphtheria and measles immunisations are compulsory by law. Children in Singapore are encouraged to get vaccinated based on the immunisation schedule by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Some clinics offer specific vaccinations for overseas-born children who are following their country of birth’s immunisation schedule. Even though most overseas childhood immunisation schedules are largely similar to Singapore’s, some countries may have additional requirements (example Meningococcal A, B or C, Hepatitis A and Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis).

Here are some places which you can consider for your kids immunisation in Singapore.

RESTRUCTURED POLYCLINICS  of the National Healthcare Group (NHGP) and the Singapore Health Service (SingHealth)

Primary care professionals are often the first point of contact with patients, providing holistic and personalised care for them and usually located within walking distance from home.

If you require more specialised medical attention, they can help you to refer to suitable to your condition specialist doctor or hospital for further investigations or treatment. You can walk in or make an appointment online or their call centre.

Common primary care services include:

  • Outpatient medical treatment (acute or chronic conditions)
  • Medical follow-ups after discharge from hospital
  • Immunisation (adult and children)
  • Health screening and education
  • Dental services (some polyclinics)
  • Diagnostic and pharmaceutical services

 

The list of polyclinics: https://www.gov.sg/sgdi/other-organisations/polyclinics

Online appointment system:

National Healthcare Group: https://www.nhgp.com.sg/

SingHealth: https://polyclinic.singhealth.com.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS/FAMILY CLINICS

General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They provide a comprehensive range of primary care services from the management of chronic illnesses to immunisations and travel assessments.

You can bring your child for the vaccination to GP or Family clinic. They usually located within walking distance from home. The main advantage is the cost and the location. You can walk in to most GP clinics for vaccination.

It is advisable to call to the clinic prior your visit to check whether the required vaccine available or not.

The estimated cost of first consult around S$30-40/visit (excluding the cost of vaccinations)

 

PAEDIATRIC CLINIC

A paediatrician is a medical doctor with special training and skills in the diseases and illnesses that affect the health and development of babies, children and teenagers.

Some paediatricians do general training. Others do specialised training in areas like neonatology (treatment of newborn babies), cardiology (heart problems) or development and behaviour.

If your child was born early or has a health condition that needs close monitoring, a paediatrician may offer more specialized care.

The estimated cost of first consult around S$100-250/visit (excluding the cost of vaccinations)

If you’ve just arrived in Singapore and your child needs immunization, you can bring all medical reports from your home country and show to the doctor for acknowledgement which vaccines were previously done and for issuing the overall clinical record that you will need for the school in the future.

Common  services include:

  • Health and wellness check-up
  • Catch-up routine childhood vaccinations
  • Travel advice and immunisations tailored to specific travel type and destination
  • Medications for common ailments during travel
  • Medical summary for children with chronic conditions
  • Certification of vaccination
  • Post travel evaluation of any medical concerns

TRAVELLING OVERSEAS WITH YOUR CHILDREN

If you are travelling overseas, please check with your doctor on the specific vaccinations your child may need, and if any additional precautions are required.

Most vaccines take time to become effective and some vaccines must be given in a series and will offer you protection only after 2 to 3 doses or sometimes it is out of stock, we recommend visiting the clinic 4 to 6 weeks before your planned departure date. Parents are advised to accompany their children and teenagers for vaccination appointments.

Depending on the travel destination and your child’s health, some of the additional vaccinations the doctor may recommend for your child:

common vaccinations for kids travelling overseas

Photo Reference: RafflesChildrenCenter

 

We recommend the following places for vaccinations (overseas trips, school trips):

  1. Children Travel’s Clinic/Raffles Medical Group
  2. Traveller’s Health and Vaccination Clinic/Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  3. The Travel Clinic/Singapore General Hospital
  4. Medical Centre for International Traveller/ General Changi Hospital
  5. Traveller’s Health and Vaccination Clinic/National University Hospital
  6. General Advice for Travellers/Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Singapore

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Don’t forget to apply for the travel insurance. Cover your holidays agains unexpected hefty medical bills, luggage lost and even cancellation due to illness or natural disasters. Contact us at info@medconnectplus.sg and we will link you to our insurance expert panel. Happy Holidays!