Get a full list of the vaccines you need for Singapore, and learn about the risk of diseases and the best ways to protect yourself while away.

Vaccinations for
Singapore

Travelling to Singapore? Make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations for Singapore, as well as all other relevant information regarding your health and safety while abroad.


01.Vaccine list

We highly recommend you read through our list of official recommendations to determine what injections you may need for Singapore.

To create a vaccine plan based on your needs, taking into consideration your travel itinerary and your medical history, book a free telephone consultation with one of our prescribing nurses.

Most travellers

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Anytime before arrival

Some travellers

Hepatitis B

4 weeks before arrival*

Rabies

3 weeks before arrival*

Japanese encephalitis

2 weeks before arrival*

02.Other health risks in Singapore

Although there are important vaccinations for Singapore, not all diseases present in the country can be vaccinated against. It is therefore important to know about them before your trip and plan accordingly.

Zika

The risk of contracting zika through mosquito bites is present in Singapore.

Although precise locations are not specified, cities are where the risk is highest. Avoid, as best as possible, being bitten by mosquitoes, particularly during daytime, equally if you are pregnant or if you are planning to have children.

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Dengue

There have been reported recent cases of dengue in Singapore. Risk of infection is present all year round, but is highest during the rainy season, from September to February.

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03.Precautions for Singapore

It is important to take precautions during your stay in Singapore, as the diseases can be spread in many different ways and the risk can increase at anytime.

Mosquitoes

There is a risk of dengue fever and zika in Singapore, and you cannot be protected against the diseases by vaccination.

Because of this, it is really important you protect yourself against mosquito bites, as they are the main cause of these infections during your stay in the country.

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04.Useful contacts in Singapore

We have prepared a list of useful services to keep with you during your holiday in Singapore.

British High Commission Singapore The British High Commission Singapore can assist you at +65 6424 4200.

Local emergency medical services For emergencies needing medical assistance, dial +65 995.

Medical facilities and practitioners Here is a list of medical facilities, 24-hour medical help and practitioners in Singapore prepared by the British High Commission Singapore. This will help you find reputable medical help quickly in case you need medical attention while in Singapore.

05.Checklist for your trip to Singapore

  • Check if you need vaccinations Speak with one of our prescribing nurses at least six to eight weeks before travel to get advice on injections for Singapore

  • Mosquito protection Reduce your chance of mosquito bites while in Singapore by making sure you have everything you need, including DEET insect repellent

  • Travel insurance If you become ill in Singapore and did not receive the right vaccinations before you left, your travel insurance can become void. So, make sure to check before you leave

  • Yellow fever certificate Double-check if the yellow fever certificate is required upon entry in Singapore, as the requirements may change

  • Note useful contact numbers Make a list of contacts to take with you to Singapore in case of an emergency

Content reviewed by

Anne Marie Major, Independent Nurse Prescriber
June 20, 2019

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