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Immunisation & Vaccinations

At Kids Clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of compulsory and recommended vaccines for your child. Simply enquire with us on our customised vaccination packages as well as select travel vaccinations available in-clinic.

In Singapore, every child is required to go through a series of compulsory immunisations from birth to the age of 10-11. The purpose of these vaccinations is to protect your child from infectious diseases by building his/her immunity towards infections that can easily be prevented.

Mandatory vaccinations are listed in the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Newborn babies usually receive their very first vaccinations while they are still in the hospital, shortly after delivery. Upon discharge, you should bring your baby to the paediatrician for his/her first check-up where your PD will run through the immunisation schedule.

VaccineProtects AgainstNo. of Doses and/or Boosters When is Vaccination  Administered
Compulsory Vaccines
Bacillus Calmette-Guerine (BCG)Tuberculosis1 Dose
  • At birth
Hep BHepatitis B virus3 Doses 
  • At birth
  • 1 month
  • 5-6 months 
DTaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping cough)3 Doses + 2 Boosters
  • 3 months
  • 4 months 
  • 5 months 
  • 18 months (Booster)
  • 10-11 years (Booster)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)Poliomyelitis3 Doses + 2 Boosters
  • 3 months
  • 4 months 
  • 5 months 
  • 18 months (Booster)
  • 10-11 years (Booster)
HibHaemophilus Influenza Type B3 Doses + 1 Booster
  • 3 months
  • 4 months 
  • 5 months 
  • 18 months (Booster)
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)Pneumococcal diseases
(for e.g pneumonia, meningitis etc.)
2-3 Doses + 1 Booster
  • 6-8 weeks 
  • 3 months
  • 5-6 months 
  • 12 months (Booster)
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella2 Doses
  • 12 months 
  • 15-18 months
Recommended Vaccines
Varicella Vaccine*Chickenpox2 Doses 
  • 12 months onwards, given 3 months apart
Rotavirus VaccineRotavirus
(causes diarrhoea, vomiting, fever etc.)
2 or 3 Doses
(Depending on brand used)
  • 2 months
  • 4 months 
  • 6 months (if 3 doses are required)
Influenza VaccineInfluenza2 Doses (for children 6 months-8 years old)
  • 4-6 weeks apart
  • Subsequently, it can be administered annually but can be more comprehensively given every 6 months whenever strain changes.  
1 Dose (for children 9 years old and above)
  • At least annually, but can be more comprehensively given every 6 months whenever strain changes.
Hep AHepatitis A virus2 Doses 
  • 12 months onwards, 6 months apart
Meningococcal VaccineMeningococcal Depends on brand & child’s age 
  • Depends on brand & child’s age

Compulsory Vaccines

Protects Against: Tuberculosis

No. of Doses: 1

When It Is Administered: At birth

Protects Against: Hepatitis B virus

No. of doses: 3

When It Is Administered: At birth, 1 month, 5-6 months

Protects Against: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping cough)

No. of doses: 3 Doses & 2 Boosters

When It Is Administered: 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 18 months (Booster), 10-11 years (Booster)

Protects Against: Poliomyelitis

No. of doses: 3 Doses & 2 Boosters

When It Is Administered: 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 18 months (Booster), 10-11 years (Booster)

Protects Against: Haemophilus Influenza Type B

No. of doses: 3 Doses & 1 Booster

When It Is Administered: 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 18 months (Booster)

Protects Against: Pneumococcal diseases
(for e.g pneumonia, meningitis etc.)

No. of doses: 2-3 Doses & 1 Booster

When It Is Administered: 6-8 weeks, 3 months, 5-6 months, 12 months (Booster)

Protects Against: Measles, Mumps, Rubella

No. of doses: 2 Doses

When It Is Administered: 12 months, 15-18 months

Recommended Vaccines

Protects Against: Chickenpox

No. of doses: 2 Doses

When It Is Administered: 12 months onwards, given 3 months apart

*The varicella vaccine can be taken together with the MMR vaccine in a combined MMRV vaccine to reduce the number of injections administered.

Protects Against: Rotavirus
(causes diarrhoea, vomiting, fever etc.)

No. of doses: 2 or 3 Doses

When It Is Administered: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months (if 3 doses are required)

Protects Against: Influenza

No. of doses: 2 Doses (for children 6 months-8 years old) and 1 Dose (for children 9 years old and above)

When It Is Administered: 4-6 weeks apart (for children aged 6 months old to 8 years old). Subsequently, it can be administered annually but can be more comprehensively given every 6 months whenever strain changes.

Protects Against: Hepatitis A virus

No. of doses: 2

When It Is Administered: 12 months onwards, 6 months apart

Protects Against: Meningococcal

No. of doses: Depends on brand & child’s age

When It Is Administered: Depends on brand & child’s age

*The varicella vaccine can be taken together with the MMR vaccine in a combined MMRV vaccine to reduce the number of injections administered.

Common Questions on Childhood Immunisation

The 5-in-1 and 6-in-1 vaccines are new childhood vaccinations that combine the vaccines for 5 and 6 diseases respectively.

The 5-in-1 injection combines the DTap, IPV and Hib vaccines into 1 injection whereas the 6-in-1 includes the Hep B vaccine in the 5-in-1 combination. The latter minimises the number of injections your child needs to take.

Yes. Childhood vaccines are claimable from the Baby Bonus. All our Kids Clinics are Baby Bonus approved which means you can use your CDA card to pay when you come to our clinics to get your child vaccinated.

After the vaccinations are administered, your baby might have some reactions. These are the 2 most common reactions and how you can manage them.

a) Fever

It typically can begin within 24-48 hours after administering the vaccine. Some other symptoms you might observe is your baby might not feed well or he/she is cranky. You can give your baby some paracetamol to bring the fever down.

For the MMR/MMRV vaccines, fever typically happens 5-7 days after the vaccine has been administered and your baby may also develop some rashes as well. The rash usually resolves on its own within 3-5 days.

b) Redness or Swelling at the Site of Vaccination

This happens to some babies. You can put an ice-pack over the vaccination site to help reduce the swelling and/or give some paracetamol to help with pain relief. The swelling typically settles within 48 hours.

For more information, you can visit Newborn Vaccinations

As the name indicates, travel vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain countries/areas, and also dependent on the time of the year (seasonality).

Here’s a quick overview of the various vaccinations recommended when travelling overseas, according to WHO.


Last Updated: May 2020

When Should Travel Vaccinations be Administered?

Parents are recommended to visit the paediatrician as soon as travel plans are made so that you can vaccinate your child around 1 to 2 months before departure. Most of the vaccinations take 2 weeks to be effective and some vaccines require more than 1 dose. Vaccinations may be given earlier or with an accelerated schedule too.

These are the travel vaccinations available at our Kids Clinic branches:

VaccineAreas that Require this VaccineNo. of Doses Interval Between Vaccine Doses
Hep A Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Europe,
Middle East, North America, Oceania 
2 Doses 
  • 6 months  
Hep B3 Doses 
  • At birth
  • 1 month
  • 5-6 months 
Influenza1-2 Doses (depending on age)
  • Annually, but can be more comprehensively given every 6 months whenever strain changes.
Yellow Fever VaccineAfrica, Central & South America1 Dose
(Booster only if necessary)

Japanese Encephalitis (JE)Asia, Central & South America, Oceania 2 Doses 
  • Administered 7-28 days apart depending on age 
Typhoid VaccineAfrica, Asia, Central & South America, Middle East, Oceania1 Dose
(Booster only if necessary)
  • 2 weeks before travel
Meningococcal VaccineAfrica, Europe, Middle East, North AmericaDepends on brand & child’s age

Vaccine

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania

No. of Doses: 2 Doses

Interval Between Vaccine Doses: 6 months

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania

No. of Doses: 3 Doses

Interval Between Vaccine Doses: At birth, 1 month, 5-6 months

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania

No. of Doses: 1-2 Doses (depending on age)

Interval Between Vaccine Doses: Annually, but can be more comprehensively given every 6 months whenever strain changes

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Central & South America

No. of Doses: 1 Dose
(Booster only if necessary)

Interval Between Vaccine Doses:

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Asia, Central & South America, Oceania

No. of Doses: 2 Doses

Interval Between Vaccine Doses: Administered 7-28 days apart depending on age

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Middle East, Oceania

No. of Doses: 1 Dose
(Booster only if necessary)

Interval Between Vaccine Doses: 2 weeks before travel

Areas that Require this Vaccine: Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America

No. of Doses: Depends on brand & child’s age

Interval Between Vaccine Doses:

Please do note that our clinics require notice in advance to order the JE, yellow fever, typhoid and meningococcal vaccines. 

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