Travel Health

Travel Health with Raffles Medical

Planning to travel abroad? Raffles Medical provide a full range of travel health services to safeguard your health before, during and after your trip.

Vaccinations

Travel Screenings

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Our staff will get back to you within 2 working days.

Travel vaccinations by country destinations

Depending on the region you travel to, you are at risk of contracting the following diseases:

world map of vaccinations you need based on country

Vaccination requirements may vary in different countries in each continent. We strongly encourage that you consult our doctors for medical advice regarding specific travel vaccinations and immunisations required, at least four to six weeks prior to your trip.

To provide convenience for the busy traveller, selected vaccinations are now available online. All you need to do is to select your vaccinationreceive an email confirmation, and call us to book your vaccine for a hassle-free health service

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Travel vaccinations

Flu Vaccines

lady with flu symptomGetting a flu vaccination before you depart helps reduces the chances of getting influenza, or the flu. It is a contagious viral disease that causes fevers, chills, runny nose, sore throat and muscle aches. This disease is spread by close contact, coughing or sneezing, and it can infect anyone.

As the flu virus is constantly evolving, getting your flu vaccination yearly is recommended, especially for the individuals listed below:

  • Persons above 65 years of age
  • Adults with chronic conditions of the heart and lung, including asthma
  • Diabetic patients
  • Children between the age of 6 months to below 5 years old
  • Frequent Travellers
  • Pregnant ladies

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Hepatitis A

liver and hepatitis a virusHepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness. The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected (and unvaccinated) person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, pale stools, dark-coloured urine, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This vaccination is recommended for travellers going to countries where hepatitis A is common.

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Hepatitis B

liver and hepatitis b virusHepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is spread through blood, transfusion of blood products and sharing of bodily fluids. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, dark urine and jaundice.

A Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those travelling to Asia, South and Central America, or Africa. Pre-vaccination, an antibodies test is recommended.

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Twinrix

protect your liver from hepatitis with vaccinationTwinrix is a combined Hepatitis A and B vaccine that can be given as a convenient alternative for individuals who lack immunity to both Hepatitis A and B.

Three doses will be given, with the second and third dose given 1 and 6 months after the first dose.

 

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Yellow Fever

mosquito causing yellow feverYellow fever is a mosquito-borne infection. In urban areas, transmission is from human to human via the mosquito (Aedes Aegypti). The disease is present in Africa , Central and South America.

Vaccination is recommended for people aged 9 months or older, and who are traveling to or living in areas at risk for yellow fever virus in Africa, Central and South America. A proof of yellow fever vaccine may be required for entry into certain countries.

You must get the vaccination at least 10 days before your trip.

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How long can my vaccination last?

The table below serves as a guide. Do consult with a doctor if a booster or re-vaccination is required.

VaccineDuration of Protection

Hepatitis A


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10 to 20 years; no booster is recommended after completing 2 doses

Hepatitis B


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5 to 10 years; Pre-vaccination, a serology test may be done to confirm if you are still protected.

Influenza


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12 months

Japanese encephalitis

Duration of protection is unknown. For persons aged 17 years and older, a booster dose may be given if the primary two-dose vaccination series was given one year or more previously and there is continued risk of exposure

Meningococcal

3 years

Polio

Lifetime (after a single adult booster)

Rabies

2 doses are required after exposure; serology may be done in certain situations

Typhoid

3 years

Yellow Fever


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10 years

Frequently asked questions

It depends on how long your trip is. For optimal results, you should be vaccinated 4 to 6 weeks before you travel. Immunity after vaccination normally takes up to 2 weeks to develop. Do check with our doctors on the vaccinations required of the country you are travelling to.

A vaccination will not make you sick, but you may develop body ache or fever because your immune system is reacting to the vaccination(s). During consultation, our doctor will advise you on the possible side effects of the vaccination(s) that you are taking.

If you are on antibiotics, you are likely to be ill. It is better to delaythe vaccination until you are well.

It depends on the type of vaccination. The immunity level, and length of protection is different for each vaccination. Some vaccinations require an annual update, while others can last for a few years.
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It varies with different vaccines. Please discuss with a doctor on your suitability.

If there is a fever or if you have just recovered from a fever, it is best to plan the vaccination later.

Travel consultation and vaccinations are generally available at all Raffles Medical clinics. However, it is best to check with the clinic prior on the availability of the vaccine. Certain vaccines such as yellow fever are only available at selected clinics.

It depends on the vaccine and where the children are travelling to. We will require information on the current child’s immunization records before being able to advise accordingly.

It depends on the vaccines required for the country that the child is travelling to. Our doctors will assess the child’s needs based on past immunization records and recommend vaccinations accordingly.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are in Singapore dollars and inclusive of GST.
  • On the day of the appointment, person(s) registered for the vaccination would need to present their identification documents to our medical personnel for verification.
  • Items in the package are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, including unutilised portion.
  • A surcharge for a second appointment will be imposed if any of the persons registered for the vaccination, is not present on the day of the appointment.
  • You may transfer the service to another person.
  • Not valid with other corporate and / or government programmes.
  • Listed terms are subject to change without prior notice.

Travel Screenings

As part of your pre-travel preparations, it is important to get an indication of your overall health, and speak with your doctor on getting the necessary vaccinations. For your convenience, your test results can be emailed to you.

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Traveller’s Screening (Basic)

Suitable for frequent travellers who are always on-the-go, this package screens for basic health indicators and checks your vital signs.

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Traveller’s Screening (Premium)

Suitable for travellers who would like a health check two to four weeks prior to travelling, the premium package includes a more in-depth look at your health.

health screening for hajj piligrimage

Traveller’s Screening (Hajj / Umrah)

Prior to embarking on your pilgrimage, get a quick overview of your health while getting the required vaccination. These various blood tests assess your general health and the functions of your liver and kidneys.

yellow fever screening package

Traveller’s Screening with Yellow Fever Vaccination

Suitable for travellers going to Africa, Central and South America, or areas at risk for yellow fever virus, you are required to be vaccinated at least 14 days prior your trip. Travel with peace of mind by getting screened on general health indicators, such as cholesterol level, kidney and liver functions.

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As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our physicians have access to the finest medical expertise from the United States, right here in Singapore. With dedicated doctors, nurses and clinic staff, you will get the highest quality of consultation, treatment and management for all of your primary health needs.

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