Influenza Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Influenza Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

In Singapore, it is recommended for everyone to get protected with the influenza vaccine as a key preventive measure against the flu, particularly high-risk groups. For individuals, receiving the influenza vaccine can lead to numerous benefits including reduced risk of getting the flu, decreased severity of symptoms if one does get sick, lower chances of hospitalisation from flu-related complications, and overall better protection of their health during flu season. This can translate into fewer days lost from work or school and more time enjoying activities with family and friends.

Elderly couple feeling strong and confident after getting the influenza vaccine jab.
Nurse administering the influenza / flu vaccine jab to male patient.
Elderly couple feeling strong and confident after getting the influenza / flu vaccine jab.

What Is the Influenza Vaccine Used for?

The influenza vaccine is a shield against the flu, a highly contagious respiratory illness. It's designed not just to protect individuals from getting the flu, but also to minimise the severity of symptoms and reduce the risk of serious complications, like hospitalisation and chronic health issues. By getting vaccinated, you're not only safeguarding your own health, but also contributing to community immunity, which helps protect those who are vulnerable and cannot be vaccinated, such as infants and certain individuals with health conditions.

Who Should Receive the Influenza Vaccine?

According to the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) and National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), the flu vaccine is recommended for everybody, and especially those at high risk including:

  • Children from 6 months to 59 months
  • Individuals over 65 years
  • Individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart, lung (like asthma), or kidney disease
  • Individuals with weakened immune systems from medical conditions or treatments
  • Individuals residing in intermediate or long-term care facility
  • Individuals aged 18 years or younger and on long-term aspirin therapy
  • Pregnant individuals during any stage of pregnancy

What Precautions Should I Follow Before Receiving the Influenza Vaccination?

Before vaccination, inform your healthcare provider about any severe allergies, previous adverse reactions to vaccines, or if you are pregnant or have any chronic illnesses.

How Is Influenza Vaccination Given?

The vaccine is usually administered as an injection into the muscle of the upper arm. It's recommended annually to coincide with the peak of flu season.

What Are Some Side Effects That I Need to Seek Medical Advice Immediately?

Severe allergic reactions are uncommon. However, please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, or tongue
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Itchy rashes across the body

What Are Some Other Side Effects?

Typical side effects of the flu vaccine are mild and temporary. Commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Mild headaches
  • Low-grade fever
  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue

In some cases, the vaccine may lead to fainting. It's important to monitor your health after vaccination and consult a healthcare provider if symptoms persist or if you have concerns.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Vaccinations offer significant individual benefits by boosting the immune system's ability to fight off specific infectious diseases. They reduce the risk of contracting serious illnesses, leading to fewer medical visits and a lower chance of hospitalization.

By staying up-to-date with vaccinations, individuals can also enjoy a greater sense of well-being and freedom to engage in various social activities, knowing they are protected against contagious diseases.

By staying current with our vaccinations, we not only protect ourselves but also shield our family and loved ones from contagious and serious diseases.
By staying current with our vaccinations, we not only protect ourselves but also shield our family and loved ones from contagious and serious diseases.

Why Use Us?

Same Day Appointment

Get your vaccinations done quickly at our travel clinics.

Vaccination Proof

Certificates of immunisation will be provided.

Friendly Staff

Customer service is a top priority for us at ATA Medical.

Your vaccination will also be updated to the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) where relevant, this will allow you to keep a record of the vaccinations.

Influenza Vaccine Singapore Price

Vaccination Price*
Influenza Vaccine $38.15
Subsidised Vaccination (Pioneer Generation, Merdeka Generation, CHAS and Babies / Newborn) From $0 to $35
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.

Where Can I Get the Influenza / Flu Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book an Influenza / Flu Vaccination?

Subsidised (Pioneer Generation, Merdeka Generation, CHAS Blue / Orange, CHAS Green)
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Public / Non-subsidised ($38.15)
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Travel Clinics in Singapore

Our vaccination clinics are conveniently located in Central Singapore. Same day appointments for vaccinations are available.

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