Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine in Singapore

Protect Your Health with the MMR Vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a critical immunization that protects against three highly contagious viral diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella. These diseases can lead to serious health complications, making vaccination essential for both children and adults.


What Does the MMR Vaccine Protect Against?

  • Measles: Causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. Complications can include ear infections, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death.
  • Mumps: Leads to fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and swollen glands. Severe cases can cause deafness, meningitis, and painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries.
  • Rubella (German Measles): Causes rash, arthritis (especially in women), and mild fever. If contracted during pregnancy, it can lead to miscarriage or severe birth defects in the newborn​ (SingHealth)​​ (HealthHub)​.


Who Should Receive the MMR Vaccine?

According to the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), all children should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine starting from 12 months of age, with the second dose given at least 4 weeks after the first. Immunization against measles is compulsory by law and required for school enrollment.

For adults under the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), those who have not been vaccinated or lack evidence of past infection or immunity should receive two doses of the vaccine​ (SingHealth)​​ (HealthHub)​.


Precautions Before Receiving the MMR Vaccine

Before getting the MMR vaccine, inform your healthcare provider if you:

  • Are allergic to any components of the vaccine, including Neomycin or eggs.
  • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Have a compromised immune system due to conditions like HIV or cancer.
  • Are currently taking immunosuppressive medications.
  • Have a history of seizures or bleeding disorders.
  • Have recently received another vaccine or a blood transfusion​ (SingHealth)​​ (HealthHub)​.


How is the MMR Vaccine Administered?

The MMR vaccine is given as a subcutaneous injection, typically in a two-dose series. It can be administered on its own or combined with other vaccines such as the Varicella vaccine​ (HealthHub)​.


Common Side Effects

Common side effects include:

  • Pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site.
  • Mild fever and rash.
  • Temporary joint pain or stiffness.

Severe allergic reactions are rare but require immediate medical attention if symptoms like swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, or widespread rash occur​ (SingHealth)​​ (HealthHub)​.


How Much Does The MMR Vaccine Cost?


Vaccine Price per dose
Priorix $70

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

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