Influenza Vaccine in Singapore

Protect Yourself with the Influenza Vaccine

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can lead to severe health complications, especially in vulnerable populations. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is through vaccination.


What is Influenza?

Influenza is caused by influenza viruses types A, B, and C. It spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, and cough. In some cases, it can lead to severe complications like pneumonia, bronchitis, and even hospitalization or death.


Why Get Vaccinated?

The influenza vaccine is updated twice a year to protect against the most current strains of the virus. It is recommended for everyone, especially high-risk groups such as:

  • Elderly aged 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with chronic medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease
  • Young children (6 months to 5 years old)
  • Healthcare workers and caregivers of high-risk individuals


 How Much Does The Influenza Vaccine Cost?


Vaccine Price per does
Influenza (Fluarix Tetra ) $42

Prices are as of Apr 2024 and may be subjected to GST.
Prices subject to change without prior notice.

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Influenza Vaccine FAQ

How is the influenza vaccine administered?

The flu vaccine is typically given as an injection into the muscle. It takes about two weeks for the body to develop immunity after vaccination. It is important to get vaccinated annually as the flu virus strains change frequently.

How long does the vaccine last?

The influenza vaccine provides protection for the duration of the flu season, typically requiring annual revaccination due to changing virus strains.


What are the possible side effects of the vaccine?

Most people experience only mild side effects from the flu vaccine, such as soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, and mild headaches. Severe allergic reactions are rare.

Is it safe to get the flu vaccine during pregnancy?

Yes, the flu vaccine is safe and recommended during pregnancy. It helps protect both the mother and the unborn child from influenza.

Who should NOT get vaccinated?

Certain individuals should avoid the flu vaccine, including those with severe allergies to the vaccine components, those who have had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and infants under six months old. Always consult with a healthcare provider before getting vaccinated.

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