Pneumococcal Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Pneumococcal Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Young lady feeling sick and coughing and potentially displaying pneumonia symptoms.
Young lady feeling confident and after getting the pneumonia vaccine jab.
Young lady feeling sick and coughing and potentially displaying pneumonia symptoms.

Understanding the Role of Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal vaccination serves as a critical defence against infections by Streptococcus pneumoniae, a bacterium responsible for various serious illnesses. The scope of protection includes:

  • Lung infections, such as pneumonia
  • Middle ear infections, known as otitis media
  • Brain inflammation, referred to as meningitis
  • Bacteremia, an infection of the bloodstream

Symptoms vary by infection site but can include:

  • Mild fever and cough
  • Ear pain
  • Chest discomfort
  • In severe cases, confusion or intense headaches

Available Pneumococcal Vaccines and What They Protect

Two main pneumococcal vaccines are:

  • PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine), which guards against 13 bacterial strains
  • PPSV23 (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine), which covers 23 strains

Using PCV13 prior to PPSV23 can enhance protection for certain individuals.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines

Pneumococcal vaccines are essential for:

  • Infants, with a schedule starting at 4 and 6 months and a booster at 12 months
  • Seniors over 65 years old for comprehensive, lifelong defence
  • Adults 18 years old and above with chronic health issues or those with compromised immune systems such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and chronic liver or kidney disease
  • Individuals with specific medical conditions like cochlear implants or abnormal spleen functions

Pneumococcal Vaccination Precautions

Before receiving the pneumococcal vaccine, disclose to your healthcare provider if you:

  • Have any allergies related to the vaccine's contents or previous doses of the pneumococcal vaccine
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

How Is the Pneumococcal Vaccine Administered?

The vaccine is administered via muscle injection.

What Are Some Common Side Effects?

Common post-vaccination symptoms include:

  • Feeling faint. You may be advised to sit for 15 minutes post-vaccination as a precautionary measure
  • Injection site reactions such as soreness, redness, swelling
  • Mild headaches, body aches, fatigue, fever

These are typically temporary and should go away within a few days. Paracetamol can be taken for relief.

Watch Out for Severe Side Effects

These reactions may be rare, but if you experience any of these, please seek immediate medical advice. These symptoms are:

  • Facial swelling, including the eyes, lips, or tongue
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Widespread itchy rashes

Disclaimer: The above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication, please consult your doctor.

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.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Price in Singapore

Vaccination Price*
Prevenar 13 (PCV13) $136.25
Pneumovax 23 (PPSV23) $87.20
Subsidised Rate for Prevenar 13 / Pnemovax 23 Please enquire or refer to the subsidy table below
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.

Pneumonia Vaccine Subsidy in Singapore

For Healthier SG-enrolled citizens aged 65 and above, along with adults with specified health issues, pneumococcal vaccinations (PCV13 and PPSV23) are fully subsidised and available at no cost ($0) at HSG clinics.

Others not enrolled with Healthier SG can undergo these vaccinations at CHAS GP clinics with capped fees.

Subsidy Scheme Vaccination Price*
Healthier SG, aged 65 and above or adults with specified health issues PCV13 $0
PPSV23 $0
Pioneer Generation PCV13 $16
PPSV23 $11
Merdeka Generation PCV13 $31
PPSV23 $22
CHAS Blue / Orange, Singaporeans aged 18 to 64 with certain medical conditions PCV13 $31
PPSV23 $22
CHAS Green / Non-CHAS PCV13 $63
PPSV23 $43

*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
Source: https://ask.gov.sg/has/questions/clgx67vu2002wmf08a4zcroc9

Where Can I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book a Pneumonia 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
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