Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine in Singapore (2024)

The chickenpox vaccine is designed to safeguard against chickenpox, a common and highly contagious illness caused by the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV). Transmission occurs through close contact, airborne droplets from coughing or sneezing, or touching objects contaminated by an infected person.

Symptoms typically include a fever and a distinctive red, itchy rash that progresses to fluid-filled blisters and eventually crusts all over.

Lady suffering from Varicella / Chickenpox with distinctive red, itchy rashes all over her arms.
Doctor administering the Varicella / Chickenpox vaccine jab to a female patient.
Lady suffering from Varicella / Chickenpox with distinctive red, itchy rashes all over her arms.

Who Should Get the Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine?

For Children

In line with the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), all children are advised to receive two doses starting from 12 months of age, spaced at least three months apart.

For Adults

For adults 18 years or older who have not had the disease or been vaccinated, the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) recommends two doses spaced four to eight weeks apart.

What Should I Consider Before My Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccination

Before vaccination, please disclose to your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to any vaccine components,
  • are pregnant or intend to get pregnant,
  • breastfeeding,
  • unwell with a fever,
  • have a compromised immune system,
  • are undergoing treatments that weakens your immune system,
  • have recently received a vaccine,
  • or have had a blood transfusion.

How Is the Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine Given?

The vaccine is administered under the skin as two doses, either alone or combined with other vaccines like MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella).

What Are Common Side Effects of the Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine?

After your vaccination, some individuals might:

  • feel faint,
  • experience pain,
  • redness, swelling at the injection site,
  • or a fever.

These are usually mild and can be managed with a cold compress or paracetamol. Consult a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.

Severe Reactions to Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine to Watch Out for

On rare occasions, severe allergic reactions may occur, including swelling of facial features, breathing difficulties, or widespread itchy rashes. Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

How Long Does the Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine Last?

Generally, some studies suggest that protection may last between 10-20 years. However, if you are unsure, you may also consider testing for the antibody and/or getting re-vaccinated. Please talk to a doctor to understand more.

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.

Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine Price in Singapore

Vaccination Price*
Varivax (Chickenpox Vaccine) $103.55
Varicella-Zoster IgG Antibody Test (To test for immunity to chickenpox) $49.05
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.

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 Varicella / Chickenpox Vaccine in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

How Do I Book a Varicella / Chickenpox 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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