Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Person with skin allergic reaction on the arm due to Measles.
Nurse administering Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to patient.
Person with skin allergic reaction on the arm due to Measles.

What Does the MMR Vaccine Protect Against?

The MMR vaccine serves as a proactive measure against three distinct viral illnesses: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Each component of the vaccine contains a live, attenuated (weakened) form of each virus, which is effective in stimulating immunity without causing the diseases in immunocompetent recipients.

Measles

The Measles virus typically manifests as a skin rash, accompanied by cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever, with serious possible complications including ear infections, pneumonia, and brain damage.

Mumps

The Mumps virus commonly causes fever, headache, muscle pain, diminished appetite, and swollen salivary glands, with risks including deafness and meningitis.

Rubella (German Measles)

The Rubella virus, also known as German measles, leads to rash and arthritis, particularly in women, with a mild fever, and can cause severe birth defects if contracted during pregnancy.

Eligibility for the MMR Vaccine

Based on the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule, the MMR vaccine is a compulsory immunisation for children, starting from the age of one year with a follow-up dose at least a month later. It is also a requisite for school enrollment.

Based on the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), adults over 18 without prior vaccination or immunity should also complete a two-dose schedule.

What Precautions Should I Take Before My MMR Immunization?

Before receiving the MMR vaccine, it's crucial to communicate the following to your healthcare provider:

  • Any allergies to this vaccine or any other components of this vaccine, including Neomycin or egg products
  • If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding
  • Currently under other medications
  • Currently not feeling well and having a fever
  • Currently on medications which can weaken your immune system (high-dose steroids)
  • Have HIV infection, cancer, or a compromised immune system
  • Have active untreated tuberculosis
  • Any history of seizures, bleeding disorders or have received a blood transfusion recently

How Is the MMR Vaccine Given?

The MMR vaccine is injected under the skin, typically administered in a two-dose series. It can be administered individually or together with other vaccines like the Varicella vaccine.

What Are Some Common Side Effects of the MMR Vaccine?

Following the MMR vaccination, individuals may experience:

  • Feeling faint. You may wish to remain seated for about 15 minutes afterwards
  • Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Fever, which can be managed with paracetamol
  • A mild rash

These effects typically subside on their own. However, if they persist or worsen, medical consultation is recommended.

Monitoring for Severe Vaccine Reactions

On rare occasions, the vaccine may trigger severe allergic reactions. Immediate medical advice should be sought if symptoms such as the following are observed:

  • Swelling of the face, including the eyes, lips, or tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Extensive itchy rashes

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.

MMR Vaccine Price in Singapore

MMR Vaccination & Scheme Price*
Public $49.05 per dose
Eligible Singaporean children $0 per dose
Eligible Pioneer Generation card holders Between $9 to $16 per dose
Eligible Merdeka Generation, CHAS Blue and Orange card holders Between $18 to $31 per dose
Other eligible Singaporean adults Between $35 to $63 per dose
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.

Where Can I Get the MMR Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book a MMR 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
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