Compulsory Vaccination for Babies in Singapore
Baby Vaccination Services
Once your baby is born, they will be prone to diseases and virus’ as their immune system will not have yet fully developed. Immunisation is consequently vital and prepares their body to fight against any serious infection. We provide vaccination for baby in Singapore designed to help your baby fight against any early risk of infection. Over the first few months of their life, your baby will require a number of injections in order to become fully vaccinated and immune to some of the world’s most deadly and contagious diseases. As they grow older, they may require a few additional vaccinations to ensure they are immune against diseases which may impact them as a child.
Consequences of Being Unvaccinated
In Singapore, the majority of the population have been vaccinated and as a result, many highly infectious and dangerous diseases in the area have been prevented. This reduces the likelihood of your child becoming ill, however this does not mean they are immune to doing so. All around the globe, such diseases are still prominent, meaning that it is crucial for your child to be vaccinated in order to remain protected.
Should you choose not to get your baby immunised, they are at a significantly greater risk of becoming ill. They are at risk of dangerous diseases such as mumps, polio and the flu, all of which can be fatal.
Our Vaccination Services
Our vaccinations for kids have been designed in a comprehensive program to make your child immune to the world’s harmful viruses. This allows your child to enjoy the early years of life without the potential risk of becoming ill. Whilst the vaccination for kids process may be stressful for both you and your baby, the risk of not being vaccinated is too high. Our vaccination for baby services in Singapore have been specially designed to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our doctors make an active effort to ensure both you and your baby are happy throughout the process, ensuring neither of you becomes distressed. The vaccines that we offer include but not limiting to below:
- Diphtheria (D)
- Tetanus (T)
- Pertussis (Also Known as Whooping Cough, P)
- Polio (IPV)
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal Disease (groups A, C, W and Y)
- Meningococcal Disease (group B)
- Pneumococcal Infection (PCV)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
How Do We Administer Vaccines?
Nearly all vaccines that we administer are done through injection. This is the fastest and most effective way to get the vaccine into the bloodstream which also poses the least risk. Our team will often try to distract your little one during the vaccination for kids process. Many a time they may only feel like a mosquito bite. [ Occasionally, if they are relaxed enough, they might not even know that they have been vaccinated ! ]
If you have any questions about the vaccination we are administering, or you would like to find out more about what vaccines your baby needs, please feel free to ask our team. They will be more than happy to provide you with the answers you require to put your mind at ease.
Immunisation Form Services
Foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore must meet specific vaccination requirements. As of 1st February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) requires vaccination against Diphtheria and Measles for foreign children who are applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore.
Foreigner aged 12 years old and below, who are first time applicants for dependent pass (DP), long-term visit pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or a student’s pass (STP) issued by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) are required to submit documentary proof for vaccinations to the Health Promotion Board(HPB) for verification before applying for their long-term stay in Singapore with MOM or ICA.
We provide 1 stop service forImmunisation Form Filling Service , ie, Documentary proof for Vaccination, such as Translation ,Applying for Verification of vaccination requirements &
Getting a doctor’s endorsement, Providing top- up vaccination & Submission to HPB on your behalf.
Immunization Baby Vaccination for Foreign Child in Singapore
We Provide Immunization From service for foreign child.
With effected from 01/02/2019, all the foreign children who are not born in SINGAPORE need to seek for approval of immunization registry before applying for student pass/ long term visit pass/ dependant’s pass. compulsory vaccinations are : diphtheria and measles. these two vaccinations have to completed with a specific time-frame otherwise it will not be considered valid.
Why Is Vaccination For Baby In Singapore Important?
Children are more vulnerable to infections and diseases than an adult because of their weak immune system. That is why it is imperative to protect babies with the support of immunisation and vaccination. Vaccines help in safeguarding your kid’s health and build immunity against deadly viruses or bacteria.
Before vaccination, many children couldn’t survive from diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus, or diphtheria. However, after the advent of vaccines, these diseases and illnesses are now preventable. Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore has declared Diphtheria and Measles vaccines as compulsory vaccination for babies in Singapore. Both the vaccines and othershave a set course with time schedules for thevaccination for baby in Singapore.
You can consult Anteh dispensary for the compulsory vaccination for babies in Singapore and vaccination for other diseases.
Singapore Government has kindly provided great subsidy for baby vaccinations for Singaporean, the Enhanced Subsidies for Vaccinations & Childhood Development Screening from 1 Nov 2020 for CHAS GP clinics such as Anteh Dispensary Pte Ltd at Geylang& Little Cross Family Clinic Pte Ltd at Tampines. In short, the great subsidy used to be only provided at polyclinics, can be enjoyed at some clinic now. Patients frequently end up paying ZERO money up-front! Please call to enquire about the subsidy .
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ministry of Health (MOH) encourages children in Singapore to get vaccinated according to the immunisation schedule. It is important to note that Diphtheria and Measles vaccinations are compulsory vaccination by law.
Please refer to the schedule below for the National Child Immunisation Schedule (NCIS).
Diphtheria and Measles are the two mandatory by law in Singapore. An infant should undergo three doses of Diphtheria vaccine before turning one year old. To ensure continued defense against diphtheria, the first booster dose is administered at 18 months of age, followed by a top-up booster at 11 years of age.
The first dose of Measles vaccine is administered at the age of 12 months.
In addition to the mandatory vaccines, vaccinations such as BCG, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis are required for a child in order to enrol in Singapore’s primary school.