Vaccinations

What is it?

The influenza vaccine, also commonly known as the flu shot, keeps your body protected from infection of influenza viruses. It is typically effective for 3 to 6 months.

What does it help with?

Influenza vaccine helps prevent influenza (flu). Flu is a contagious disease that spreads around every year. It can cause runny nose, body aches, high fever. Though it may seem mild, it can risk elderly and children to serious complications such as pneumonia and brain infections.

What to expect?

Generally, most people experience little to no symptoms or issues after taking the flu vaccine. You may experience some soreness over the injection site or mild fever, although this can be easily treated with paracetamol.

Who is this for?

Anyone above the age of 6 months is recommended to have at least an annual flu vaccine.

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

$130.80/dose incl. GST

What is it?

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are both preventable viral infections that can cause liver inflammation and infections.

What does it help with?

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccination can help to prevent these two infections.

What to expect?

The combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine comprises a total of 3 doses given at 0, 1 and 6 months. Most patients will not experience any serious side effects after vaccination.

Who is this for?

The combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine can be given to suitable patients aged 18 years and above.

What is it?

The Hepatitis B vaccine keeps your body protected from infection of the Hepatitis B virus.

What does it help with?

Hepatitis B vaccines helps prevent infection from the Hepatitis B virus. This virus can infect the liver and cause short-term or long-term liver damage. It is typically transmitted through bodily fluids, including sexual contact or natal connection between mother and baby. About 30% of people who are infected with the virus become carriers and as a result, risk long-term liver damage.

What to expect?

Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine applied over a period of 6 months is required to be considered immune. Generally, most people have no issues after the Hepatitis B vaccine. You may experience some soreness over the injection site, or mild fever, although this can be easily treated with paracetamol.

Who is this for?

In SIngapore, all babies will usually get the vaccine at birth and complete the vaccination by 6 months of age. However, if you were born before October 1985, you may not have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B and this may be recommended for you.

$264.80/dose incl. GST

What is it?

The HPV vaccine protects your body from infection of common HPV (Human Papilomavirus) strains. This latest version keeps you protected from 9 common HPV strains from high-risk and low-risk groups.

What does it help with?

The HPV vaccine can reduce the risk of common HPV strains. There are generally two groups of HPV strains – the high-risk group, which can cause cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men, and the low-risk group, which can cause the appearance of genital warts in both men and women.

What to expect?

The HPV vaccine generally requires three (3) doses over a period of 6 months. Those who are 9 to 14 years old will only require two (2) doses taken six months apart.

Generally, most people experience little to no symptoms or issues after taking the HPV vaccine. You may experience some soreness over the injection site or mild fever, although this can be easily treated with paracetamol.

Who is this for?

Anyone from the ages of 9 – 45 years old (inclusive) can get the vaccine.

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