Tetanus Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Tetanus Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Tetanus is a serious health concern, and understanding the disease, its transmission, symptoms, vaccination, and related side effects is crucial for residents and travellers in Singapore.

What Is Tetanus? How Is It Transmitted?

Tetanus is a bacterial infection caused by Clostridium tetani, commonly found in soil, dust, and animal faeces. It usually enters the body through cuts or wounds, especially those contaminated with dirt, faeces, or saliva. The bacteria produce a toxin that affects the brain and nervous system, leading to muscle stiffness and spasms.

What Are the Symptoms of Tetanus?

Symptoms of tetanus include jaw cramping (lockjaw), muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, seizures, headache, fever, and increased blood pressure. Symptoms typically appear from a few days to several weeks after infection. Untreated tetanus can be life-threatening.

How Long Does the Tetanus Vaccine Last?

The protection provided by the tetanus vaccine lasts about 10 years. Booster shots are recommended every 10 years to maintain immunity.

When and Who Should Get the Tetanus Vaccine?

The tetanus vaccine is recommended for everyone, with initial doses typically given in childhood as part of the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine. Adults should get a tetanus booster shot every 10 years. Those travelling to areas with limited medical care or who are at risk of injury can benefit from ensuring their vaccination is up to date.

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.

Tetanus Vaccine Price in Singapore

Vaccination Price*
Tetanus Vaccine $49.05
Tetanus, reduced diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) $65.40
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
Please note Tdap vaccine subsidies are available for pregnant ladies under Non-CHAS / CHAS Green, Merdeka Generation (MG) and Pioneer Generation (PG) cardholders. Please enquire with our friendly staff for more information.

Tetanus Vaccine Schedule

Vaccination Schedule
Tetanus Vaccine Once every 10 years as an adult
Tetanus, reduced diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) Once every 10 years as an adult

What Are the Side Effects of the Tetanus Vaccine?

Side effects of the tetanus vaccine are usually mild and can include soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site, low-grade fever, and fatigue. Rarely, more serious side effects can occur, like an allergic reaction, which may involve difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Please seek immediate medical attention should you experience any severe reactions.

Where Can I Get the Tetanus Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book a Tetanus Vaccination?

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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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