Vaccines advised to ALL Singapore visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Singapore visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Singapore

The global financial centre of Singapore lies off the Southern coast of Malaysia. It is an island city-state, with a vast and multicultural population. Singapore is a dynamic and modern city, which is often used as a stopover for travellers heading to long-haul destinations, but it has plenty to offer as a destination in its own right. There are Chinese, Malayan and Indian influences everywhere, from the food and music to the architecture.

With contemporary developments springing up all the time, you won’t have to look far for a good restaurant or shopping complex. The city’s centre piece is Marina Bay Sands, a skyscraper with three towers. Adrenaline-lovers should make sure to pay a visit to the Universal Studios theme park at Resorts World, Sentosa.

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If you’re inclined more towards ‘traditional’ sightseeing opportunities, Chinatown and Little India are colourful and exciting places to be. You could also head to Singapore Zoo, the Botanical Gardens or the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. With beaches, diving trips, wildlife watching, shopping, world-class cuisine, theatres, museums, galleries and more, it’s no wonder Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

The climate in Singapore is tropical, and the summer heat combined with haze from forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra means that June to October can be an uncomfortable time. It is hot all year round with sudden, heavy rain and thunder almost daily, although it stops as suddenly as it began.

 Dengue Fever in Singapore

Dengue fever has been reported from Singapore. As of 17 April 2015, a total of 2480 cases have been recorded.

Advice to Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Singapore.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British High Commission Singapore
100 Tanglin Road
247919
Singapore

Email: consular.singapore@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: (+65) 6424 4200

Vaccine Information for Singapore

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Japanese Encephalitis
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

A course of two IXIARO injections over 28 days.

Course
2 doses
Price
£99.00
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for Singapore

Violent crime is rare in Singapore, but tourists and visitors to the country should be aware of the potential for street crime including muggings, bag snatching, pick pocketing and scams. Carry your possessions carefully about be vigilant about your personal safety at all times, especially in busy areas when foreigners can be seen as an easy target.

Health care facilities in Singapore are excellent, but expensive. You will be required to pay for any treatment in full, so make sure that you have funds available and adequate travel insurance in place to cover this, along with repatriation if necessary. Prescribed medication in Singapore may not be the same as in the UK, or be available at all, so carry any required medicines with you, along with a prescription showing what they are.

During the months from June to October the level of air pollution and haze in Singapore is high, especially in the cities. This can cause breathing difficulties for those with asthma and can also cause disruption to travel. Check the local conditions for your specific destination. There are mosquitos and the risk of associated diseases including dengue fever and chikungunya virus all year round. Take all possible precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos by using insect repellent with 50% deet.

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