Where to get children vaccinated in Singapore?

SoniaSiddhu

New Member
Hi all,

I'm new to Singapore and I have been informed that my young son and daughter (twins) are missing a few vaccinations although they already got a few in India. I have been researching vaccines here in Singapore and like in India, they do not seem to be a very big specialisation. I am planning to bring my children to get their Pneumococcal and Chickenpox vaccines, also heir Tdap vaccines and flu vaccines once this Coronavirus wave passes.

So far these are the few clinics I have researched: SGH Travel Clinic, Clari Health CBD Travel Clinic, and Raffles Medical Clinic.

I have ruled out polyclinics since a friend has had bad experience waiting for 2 hours and then being given 5 minutes for her children. But I am also not looking for anything very expensive. I do not want to go TTSH now because of the Coronavirus situation and Infectious Diseases Centre being there (don't want to expose my children unnecesarily). I do not want to go paedatrician because my children already have their check-ups and I do not want to pay $600 or more to just get 2 or 3 vaccines for 2 children.

SGH, Raffles and Clari Health seem to be Ok - Raffles' prices a bit too high for my liking since i have 2 children and i don't want package, Clari Health ones cheaper. Clari is also central and my home. SGH is a public hospital so more affiliated to government and more credible tp give vaccine.

What do you think? I am posting on some forums because it is urgent and I do not have many people to ask in person now. Thank you all for your help and God bless.
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toblerone

Well-Known Member
Dear Madam Sonia,

Welcome to Singapore!

My suggestion to you is still Polyclinics. There are 3 reasons.

Reason 1: Your friend had bad experience doesn't mean you will encounter the same.

Reason 2: Polyclinics likely to offer an affordable rate than private clinics (even for foreigners). There is no such thing as cheap & fast service. If you need fast service, then price is always a matter (if money concern you).

Reason 3: You are encourage to make an appointment. You must understand, polyclinics do not really entertain walk-in (for vaccination). Without appointment booking, it is likely to upset the system and cause inconveniency to yourself & others. Agree?

So, be patience. :)

For your children (I am assuming both your kids are aged below 12 years old), there is no need for pneumococcal vaccination at their age especially living in Singapore. Perhaps, till they are older, let them earn-&-save money and pay this vaccination for themselves.
 

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