Clinics

Travel Health

Be in good health when you travel. Our comprehensive Travel Clinics at Raffles Medical at Raffles Hospital and Changi Airport Terminal 3 can cater to all your travel needs.

Our travel clinics offer Travel Consultation, Vaccinations and Medication Kits to make your travel safe and worry free. Our clinics offer vaccinations to protect you from diseases like Influenza, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Japanese Encephalitis.

Consult your doctor early to:

  • Review any existing medical conditions
  • Identify potential medical hazards that may arise along your planned travel itinerary
  • Discuss on the types of vaccinations that may be required. (Some countries require mandatory vaccinations for certain diseases.)

Services

  • Travel Advice
  • Travel Medications
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Diseases Screening
  • Treatment for Acquired Infection
  • Certification of Fitness to Fly

Available at:

Clinic Raffles Medical at Raffles Hospital
585 North Bridge Road, Level 1
Raffles Hospital, Singapore 188770
Contact Tel: 6311 2233
Fax: 6311 2123
Operating Hours Daily 8.00am - 10.00pm
Clinic Raffles Medical at Terminal 3
Raffles Medical @ T3
Singapore Changi Airport
65 Airport Boulevard, B2-01
Singapore 819663
Contact Tel: 6241 8818
Fax: 6241 3498
Operating Hours Daily 24 Hours

Vaccines before Travel

Depending on the area of travel, travel vaccinations are usually divided into 3 categories: Routine, Required and Recommended.

Routine Vaccination
These vaccines are necessary for protection from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world.

(e.g Diphtheria Tetanus and Oral Polio).

Required Vaccination
Yellow Fever is the only vaccine required by International Health Regulations for travel to certain countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America.

Meningococcal Vaccination is required for all travellers to Saudi Arabia.

Recommended Vaccination
Dependent on a number of factors, including travel itinerary, season of the year, health status, age and immunization history.

(e.g. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Typhoid, etc).

Vaccination Chart

Download the PDF chart.

Travel Kit

Travel medications are an essential part of any travel itinerary. Our travel kits are equipped with the necessary medications and dressings for minor ailments and injuries that may occur during your travel and save you the hassle of packing for your own medications.

Each Travel Kit includes an information leaflet explaining the safe use of the medications.

FAQs

  1. Q: I will be travelling abroad soon. Is it too late for me to get vaccinated?

    A: Ideally, vaccinations should be given 4-6 weeks prior travel, depending on the type of vaccines. However, it is never too late to get vaccinated. Please consult our travel doctors for advice.

  2. Q: Will the vaccine make me ill during my trip?

    A: All vaccines are designed to protect from diseases. As with any other medication, vaccines may cause side effects. Majority of the population will not experience any side effects. The most common side effects from vaccination are mild. Localised side effects include swelling, bruising, pain and redness at site of the injection. Some vaccines are associated with fever, flu-like symptoms, rashes, headache and vomiting. Life threatening side effects are rare. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

  3. Q: What is the basis for these recommendations?

    A: It is highly dependent on the destination and the immunity status. Yellow fever vaccination is required by International Health Regulation if one is travelling to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Also meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.

  4. Q: I am taking antibiotics currently: Can I still get vaccinated?

    A: There is no clinical evidence that concurrent use of antibiotic will interfere with the immune response and therefore it is not a contraindication to vaccination. However, live oral typhoid vaccine should be delayed unit 48 hours after the last dose of antibiotics against salmonella typhi.

  5. Q: If I am down with the cold: Can I still get vaccinated?

    A: It is safe for the vaccines to be given to those who are down with common ordinary cough and cold without fever. However, vaccination should be postponed if you are having fever as the vaccine may worsen fever due to its side effects. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

  6. Q: Can I still get vaccinated while pregnant?

    A: All inactivated vaccines are safe in pregnancy and should be given if indicated. However, live vaccines should be given cautiously to pregnant women as the vaccines-strain virus or bacteria may affect the growing foetus. There is limited safety data regarding having live vaccination to pregnant women. Hence, pregnant women are not typically administered with live vaccines because the potential risk arising from vaccination outweighs its protection again the disease. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

  7. Q: Can I travel while pregnant?

    A: Yes you can still travel if you are below 32 weeks gestation, but this is to be certified by a doctor.

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