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.
We highly recommend you read through our list of official recommendations to determine what injections you may need for Singapore.
Book an appointment online to get vaccinated at your local pharmacy. If you are unsure as to which vaccinations you require, book a free telephone consultation with one of our medical advisors, who will create a vaccine plan based on your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check if you need vaccinations Book an appointment at your local pharmacy at least 6 to 8 weeks before travel to get vaccinated
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
If you already know which vaccinations you need, you can book a vaccination appointment at your local pharmacy.
If you would like to discuss your specific requirements with a medical advisor, book a free telephone consultation. A Practio nurse will give an individual assessment of your needs and recommend a suitable vaccination programme.
Anne Marie Major, Independent Nurse Prescriber
20 June 2019
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