I will be travelling in less than a week, is it advisable to get a vaccination now?
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.
Will I fall sick as a result of the vaccination?
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.
I am now on antibiotics, can I still proceed with the travel vaccination?
If you are on antibiotics, you are likely to be ill. It is better to delaythe vaccination until you are well.
I am currently pregnant, can I still get vaccinated?
It varies with different vaccines. Please discuss with a doctor on your suitability.
I am having a flu / cold, can I still proceed with a vaccination?
If there is a fever or if you have just recovered from a fever, it is best to plan the vaccination later.
Where can I go for travel vaccination?
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.