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Baby and Child Vaccinations

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Child VaccinationYou can get your child vaccinated at any Raffles Children Centre clinics. We offer a range of vaccination and immunisation services:

​Recommended Vaccinations Under the National Childhood Immunisation Programme (NCIP)

Children in Singapore are encouraged to get ​vaccinated based on the immunisation schedule by the Ministry of Health (MOH). All Raffles Children Centre clinics carry the vaccines recommended by MOH. We are Baby Bonus approved, which means you can pay for approved immunisations using their Childhood Development Account (CDA) or your Baby Bonus cash gift. 

Below are the recommended ​vaccinations for your child, and the immunisation schedule based on Singapore’s National Childhood Immunisation Programme (NCIP):

Vaccination Against

Type of Vaccine

Primary Course

Booster

Tuberculosis

BCG

At birth

-

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

At birth - 1st dose

1 month - 2nd dose

5 to 6 months - 3rd dose

-

Pneumococcal

PCV

3 months - 1st dose

5 months - 2nd dose

1 to 2 years

Diphtheria,
Pertussis & Tetanus

DTaP / Tdap

3 months - 1st dose

4 months - 2nd dose

5 months - 3rd dose

18 months - 1st booster

10 - 11 years - 2nd booster

Polio Virus

IPV / OPV

3 months - 1st dose

4 months - 2nd dose

5 months - 3rd dose

18 months - 1st booster

10 - 11 years - 2nd booster 

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

Hib

3 months - 1st dose

4 months - 2nd dose

5 months - 3rd dose

18 months - 1st booster

Measles, Mumps & Rubella

MMR

12 months - 1st dose

15 - 18 months - 2nd dose

 

Human Papillomavirus

Recommended for females 9 to 26 years; three doses are required at intervals of 0, 2, 6 months

Adapted from Healthhub, Health Promotion Board

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BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine
HepB Hepatitis B vaccine
DTaP Paediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoid and acelluar pertussis vaccine
Tdap Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine
MMR Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
OPV Oral polio vaccine
IPV Inactivated polio vaccine
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
PCV Pneumoccocal conjugate vaccine

Back to Immunisation Schedule

Do note that immunisations for Diphtheria and Measles are compulsory by law.

Drop us an enquiry to find out more about using your child’s CDA or your Baby Bonus cash gift to pay for the vaccinations.

Combination Vaccines

Our clinics offer the primary series of diphtheria pertussis and tetanus vaccinations as combination vaccines for your child. These formulations combine vaccines for several diseases into a single injection, which potentially reduces the number of injections your child will receive:

  • The 5-in-1 injection consists of vaccines against diphtheria / pertussis / tetanus (DPT), polio, and haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib).

  • The 6-in-1 injection consists of vaccines against diphtheria / pertussis / tetanus (DPT), polio, haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and Hepatitis B.

  • The MMRV injection consists of vaccines against mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), and chicken pox.

Please check with us to find out if your child is suitable for these vaccinations. 

We also offer vaccination and checkup packages to keep your baby protected. Find out more about it here.

Optional Childhood Vaccinations

​Besides the recommended vaccinations, you may also wish to consider obtaining additional protection for your child by getting the following vaccinations for him / her. Feel free to discuss the options with your paediatrician:

  • Rotavirus vaccination: This vaccination protects against rotavirus gastroenteritis, a common cause of diarrhoea in young children. Rotavirus gastroenteritis can be severe and prolonged, leading to dehydration and hospitalisation. We offer two types of rotavirus vaccinations which require a series of two or three doses, depending on your preference.      

  • Varicella vaccination: This vaccination protects against chicken pox, which is taken by your child in two doses. The first dose can be taken any time after your child is one year old, and the second dose six weeks after.  It can also be given as a combination with the MMR vaccine to minimise the number of injections.

  • Influenza vaccination: This vaccination protects against the influenza virus, which can result in severe flu, pneumonia and even death in children. As the virus strain is constantly changing, we recommend updating your child’s vaccination annually. If your child is below nine years old and is taking the vaccine for the first time, he / she will require two doses one month apart.   

  • Travel vaccinations for specific regions: Depending on your travel destination, you may wish to get your child vaccinated against region-specific diseases before travelling. Check our Children’s Travel Clinic page for the list of recommended vaccinations.

Region-Specific Childhood Immunisation Schedule

If your family spent a long time overseas before residing in Singapore, or gave birth overseas, your child would have followed a different immunisation schedule, depending on your previous country of residence. At Raffles Children's Centre, we can customise your child’s immunisation schedule to match that of Singapore’s.

We also offer specific vaccinations for overseas-born children who are following their country of birth’s immunisation schedule. Even though most overseas childhood immunisation schedules are largely similar to Singapore’s, some countries may have additional requirements. We provide these additional vaccinations for specific countries:

Region

Recommended Vaccinations

For UK and various countries in Europe

Meningococcal B

Meningococcal C

For China

Meningococcal A and C

For India

Hepatitis A and typhoid

For Japan and selected Asian countries

Japanese Encephalitis

Make an appointment to discuss your needs with our paediatricians.

Are Vaccinations Safe for Your Child?

While vaccinations are generally safe for children, some may experience adverse reactions after getting vaccinated. Please consult our paediatricians before your child’s vaccination to discuss the possible risks involved, and if your child is suitable ​to get vaccinated. 

We also offer specific vaccinations for overseas-born children following their country of birth’s immunisation schedule

Send Us An Enquiry

Send us an enquiry or call us at 6311 1588. We will get back to you within the next two (2) working days.