Meningococcal Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Meningococcal Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Meningococcal immunizations are designed to prevent meningococcal disease, which is caused by four types of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria (A, C, Y, W-135). This disease can lead to serious infections of the brain, spinal cord (meningitis), bloodstream (septicaemia), or lungs (pneumonia).

Symptoms often include:

  • sudden headaches,
  • fever,
  • nausea,
  • aversion to light,
  • neck stiffness,
  • a specific rash.

Infants might show general discomfort, incessant crying, or eating difficulties. The disease spreads through close personal interactions or airborne particles from an infected person. Despite its rarity, meningococcal disease is severe and can result in death or permanent disability.

Nurse administering meningococcal vaccine jab to female patient.
Young lady feeling confident and after getting the meningococcal vaccine jab.
Nurse administering meningococcal vaccine jab to female patient.

Eligibility for Meningococcal Vaccination

The vaccine is advised for individuals at higher risk of contracting the disease, including:

  • Those visiting Mecca for religious pilgrimages (Hajj or Umrah)
  • Travellers to sub-Saharan Africa
  • Individuals with compromised immune systems due to conditions like HIV, spleen issues, or certain treatments
  • Close contacts of individuals diagnosed with the disease
  • People in areas experiencing an outbreak

If you are unsure, please consult a doctor for medical advice.

What Precautions Should I Take Prior to a Meningococcal Immunization?

Before receiving the vaccine, inform your healthcare provider if you:

  • have allergies to the vaccine or its components,
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding,
  • are under medication,
  • have a fever,
  • have a compromised immune system,
  • are taking immune-suppressing drugs,
  • have recently been vaccinated for something else,
  • or have a history of Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome or bleeding disorders.

Administration of the Meningococcal Vaccination

The vaccine is administered as an injection into the muscle. It's recommended to have the vaccination 10 to 14 days before potential exposure or travel to build sufficient immunity.

When Should I Be Vaccinated?

The best time to get vaccinated is at least 10-14 days before travel. This allows the vaccine time to take effect and provide protection against the virus.

How Many Doses Do I Need?

  • 1 Dose for Healthy Adults
  • 1 Dose for pre-teens and teens (11 to 12 years old), 2nd Dose (booster) at 16 years old

If you are unsure, please talk to our doctor to find out more.

How Long Does the Meningococcal Vaccination Last?

Protection from the vaccination lasts for around 5 years.

Typical Reactions to the Meningococcal Vaccination

Some individuals may experience dizziness, pain, or redness at the injection site, headaches, or in the case of children, crying and sleepiness. These are generally mild and temporary, but please consult a doctor if they persist or worsen.

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.

Meningococcal Vaccine Price in Singapore

Vaccination Price*
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination $109
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
For group vaccinations at your home or other locations, please reach out to our friendly staff to find out more.

Uncommon but Severe Reactions to Watch Out for After Your Vaccination

Rarely, severe allergic reactions might occur, such as swelling of the face or eyes, breathing difficulties, or widespread itchy rashes. Please seek immediate medical attention if any of these symptoms are observed.

Disclaimer: Note that this is not an exhaustive list of all possible side effects. The information above is also not meant to be substituted as medical advice. Please talk to a doctor if you have a medical concern.

Where Can I Get the Meningococcal Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book a Meningococcal Vaccination?

ATA Medical @ Orchard

Address: 1 Orchard Blvd, #05-09 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard Station (TE13)
Contact Number: 6322 7331
Email: camden@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed

ATA Medical @ Tanjong Pagar

Address: 72 Anson Rd, #01-02 Anson House, Singapore 079911
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15)
Contact Number: 6223 0682
Email: hi@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed

Travel Clinics in Singapore

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

ATA Medical Orchard Clinic with Health Screening Nurses and Staff
Orchard Clinic
ATA Medical Tanjong Pagar Clinic with Health Screening Nurses and Staff
Tanjong Pagar Clinic
Patient having a travel vaccination consultation with Dr Jana Lim of ATA Medical
Travel Related Consultation with Dr Jana Lim
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