Top questions from citizens
Top Questions From Citizens
- Yes it is safe and common for seniors to receive the pneumococcal and flu vaccinations at the same time. Typically, you will be offered one vaccination on each arm. Please speak to your doctor about this.
Can I take the influenza and the pneumococcal vaccine PPSV23 in a single visit, or how long apart do I have to wait before taking the other?
It is safe and common to receive the Pneumococcal and Flu vaccinations at the same time.
Typically, you will be offered one vaccination on each arm. Please speak to your doctor about this.
Can I exercise after an HPV (or other non-COVID-19) vaccination?
It is generally safe to exercise after a general vaccination (non-COVID-19 vaccination).
However, as with any medication, if you feel unwell, it is best to rest and consult your doctor who is able to assess your condition.
Can I book an appointment if I'm not 65 years old yet?While it is possible for citizens younger than 65 to take pneumococcal vaccines, they would not be eligible for the vaccination subsidies (unless they are deemed to be medically eligible to do so). This was done to avoid the scenario where citizens book and show up for appointments before their 65th birthday. Citizens could potentially be misled into taking the vaccination despite not qualifying for any subsidy. If you are under the age of 65 and still want to get vaccinated, please reach out directly to your nearest GP clinic or polyclinic.
Is the RSV (Repiratory Synctial Virus) vaccine available in Singapore?
Currently, there are no RSV vaccine approved for use in Singapore.
Can I go to the Polyclinic around my area for the. Pneumonia n flu jab together at the same time. Also what’s the cost for each hab
The Health Appointment System (HAS) currently only provides appointments for CHAS GP clinics. As there are currently 700 CHAS GP clinics on HAS, the probability of locating a clinic near you, for lesser waiting time as compared to a polyclinic, will be higher. If you wish to take your vaccinations at the polyclinic, please reach out to them directly for an appointment and for the expected costs.
It is safe and common for seniors to receive the Pneumococcal and Flu vaccinations at the same time. Typically, you will be offered one vaccination on each arm. Please speak to the doctor about this.
Can I get the HPV vaccination and any other vaccination at the same time?If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. in the last 14 days), you can still receive the HPV vaccine. An interval of at least 14 days before or after the COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged, but is not strictly necessary. Please consult your doctor for the latest guidelines.
Hi, I just realised that the clinic I went for the HPV2 vaccine is no longer a TF-SCS Partner. I’ve 2 more does to complete. Do I continue to go to the same clinic for the subsequent appointment by calling them or choose another clinic by booking on the Health Appointment System that is TF-SCS Partner?
You can book your appointments for dose 2 and 3 at another TF-SCS clinic to benefit from the applicable subsidies. Do inform the doctor at the second clinic during your appointment so that they can refer to your vaccination record.
Do remember to bring your NRIC and CHAS card for the appointment as well.
Can I charge a consultation fee for administering the CHAS-subsidised vaccines?The fees at CHAS GPs for recommended vaccinations would already include consultation services required in conjunction with the provision of NCIS/NAIS vaccinations and/or CDS. Singaporeans should not be charged an additional consultation fee at the CHAS GP clinics. Notes: - NCIS = National Child Immunisation Schedule - NAIS = National Adult Immunisation Schedule - CDS = Childhood Developmental Screening
Can I take the HPV vaccine if I am aged 27 or older?If you are above 27 years old and wish to receive the HPV vaccination, you are advised to speak to your doctor to find out if it may benefit you. There are HPV vaccines licensed for use up to the age of 45 years old. Please note you are not eligible for subsidies and MediSave may not be used to cover the out-of-pocket costs of HPV vaccinations.