Travel Vaccinations for Singapore

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Singapore

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis B - Currently Unavailable ***
From £57
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Rabies Vaccine - In Stock
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
From £50

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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.

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.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease that is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash. It can usually be treated with antibiotics, however people with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent (100ml)
£7.75

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent (100ml)
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25

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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