Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my baby need newborn screening tests?
Recommended Vaccinations for children in Singapore
Children in Singapore are encouraged to get ​vaccinated based on the immunization schedule by the Ministry of Health (MOH). All Healthmark clinics carry the vaccines recommended by MOH. We are Baby Bonus approved as well, which means you can pay for approved immunizations using their Childhood Development Account (CDA). 
Below are the recommended vaccinations for your child according to age, dosage and type of vaccine:
Vaccine
Immunisation against
Age
BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine)
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis B - 1st Dose
Hepatitis B
Birth
Hepatitis B - 2nd Dose
Hepatitis B
1 Month
DTaP - 1st dose
IPV - 1st dose
Hib - 1st dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate - 1st dose
Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus
Poliomyelitis
Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine
 
Pneumococcal Disease
3 Months
DTaP - 2nd dose
IPV - 2nd dose
Hib - 2nd dose
4 Months
Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus
Poliomyelitis
Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine
Hepatitis B - 3rd dose
DTaP - 3rd dose
Hib - 2nd dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate - 2nd dose
Hepatitis B
Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus
Haemophilus Influenza type b vaccine
Pneumococcal Disease
5 Months
Hepatitis B - 3rd dose
Hepatitis B
5-6 Months
MMR - 1st dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate - 1st booster
MMR - 1st dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate - 1st booster
12 Months
DTaP - 1st booster
IPV - 1st booster
Hib - 1st booster
MMR - 2nd dose
Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus
Pneumococcal Disease
Haemophilus Influenza type b vaccine
Measles, Mumps & Rubella
18 Months
Tips on Immunisation
- Common side effects of immunizations include swelling at the site of the injection, soreness, and fever. Discuss these side effects with your doctor and ask what symptoms deserve an office call. 
 
- Ask your doctor's office if it participates in an immunization registry. This is a source you can go to if your immunization records get lost.
 
- Ask your doctor's office if it has an immunization reminder or recall system. This type of system will call to remind you when immunizations are due and will warn you if an immunization has been missed.
 
- Always bring your immunizations record with you to all of your child's office visits and make sure the doctor signs and dates every immunization.
For more information on child immunization, please visit the Health promotion board here