What vaccines are recommended for children?

The National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) is designed to protect Singaporean children from various infectious diseases by administering vaccinations at specific age milestones.

Child vaccinations

National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS)

The recommended vaccines and schedules for childhood vaccinations can vary based on age, health status, and other risk factors, ensuring tailored protection for your child:

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VaccineBirth2 months4 months6 months12 months15 months18 months2 – 4 years5 – 9 years10 – 11 years12 – 13 years13 – 14 years15 – 17 years
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)D1            
Hepatitis B (HepB)D1D2 D3         
Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (paediatric) (DTaP) D1D2D3  B1      
Tetanus, reduced diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap)         B2   
Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) D1D2D3  B1  B2   
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) D1D2D3  B1      
Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV10 or PCV13)  D1D2B1    B2   
Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)       1 or 2 doses for children and adolescents age 2 – 17 years with specific medical condition or indication.
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)    D1D2       
Varicella (VAR)    D1D2       
Human papillomavirus (HPV2 or HPV4)          D1 (Females)D2 (Females) 
Influenza (INF)   Annual vaccination or per season for all children age 6 months to <5 years (6 – 59 months).Annual vaccination or per season for children and adolescents age 5 – 17 years with specific medical condition or indication.

Recommended for persons with specific medical conditions or indications

  • D1, D2, D3: Dose 1, Dose 2, Dose 3
  • B1, B2: Booster 1, Booster 2
  • 10 – 11, 12 – 13, 13 – 14 years: Primary 5, Secondary 1, Secondary 2 (Tdap, IPV, HPV (for females) and MMR (as catch-up) vaccines are provided as part of Health Promotion Board’s school-based vaccination programme)
  • HepB: Doses 2 and 3 are recommended to be given as part of the 6-in-1 vaccine at 2 and 6 months, respectively
  • MMR: Only dose 2 is recommended to be given as part of the MMRV vaccine

Reference: National Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Child Vaccinations

How much do childhood vaccinations cost?

Under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), Singaporean and Permanent Resident (PR) children aged 0 – 6 years qualify for full subsidies on specified vaccine brands.

This means that parents do not need to pay for any of the vaccinations covered under the NCIS.

Tip: You can also use funds from your child's Child Development Account (CDA) or your Baby Bonus cash gift to pay for these vaccinations.

Where can my child get vaccinated?

Find a Parkway Shenton clinic near you and call us to confirm if your preferred vaccine is available.

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Frequently asked questions

Vaccinating your child can help:

  • Protect against severe disease. Vaccinating children significantly reduces their risk of contracting and developing severe cases of various infectious diseases. This safeguards not only their own health but also contributes to the reduction of disease outbreaks and transmission within communities.
  • Establish herd immunity. Vaccinating children enhances herd immunity, protecting individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. This collective immunity helps suppress the spread of diseases throughout the population, safeguarding those who are most vulnerable, such as infants, elderly individuals, and immunocompromised people.

Vaccines are meticulously tested and monitored to ensure they are safe and effective for your child. Numerous scientific studies and rigorous regulatory evaluations have consistently demonstrated the safety of vaccines. Common side effects are mild and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) regularly reviews vaccination policies with the Expert Committee on Immunisation (ECI) and includes vaccines in the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS).


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