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What is Pneumococcal Vaccination?

Pneumococcal vaccination is a crucial preventive measure against infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae.

This bacterium is known to cause severe illnesses, including pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. The vaccine stimulates the immune system to recognize and fight these bacteria, reducing the risk of infection and its potential complications.

Pneumococcal vaccinations are strongly recommended, especially for individuals aged 65 and above, as well as individuals aged 18 and above with risk factors such as diabetes.


Fully Subsidised Pneumococcal Vaccination available for citizens enrolled in HealthierSG

Singapore Citizens enrolled in HealthierSG are now able to enjoy full subsidies for nationally recommended vaccinations under NAIS at their enrolled HSG clinic. 

CHAS and Medisave can also be used to subsidise the cost of the Pneumococcal Vaccine.

What is is difference between Flu Vaccination and Pneumococcal Vaccination?

While both pneumococcal and flu vaccinations are essential for overall health, they target different pathogens. The flu vaccine primarily protects against influenza viruses, which cause seasonal flu. On the other hand, pneumococcal vaccination focuses on preventing infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Combining both vaccinations is often recommended to provide comprehensive protection against respiratory infections.

Benefits of Pneumococcal Vaccinations

    • 1. Prevention of Serious Illness:

      Pneumococcal vaccination significantly reduces the risk of severe illnesses such as pneumonia, which can be life-threatening, especially for vulnerable populations like the elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems.

    • 2. Protection Across Age Groups:

      Bethesda Medical offers pneumococcal vaccination for various age groups, ensuring that both children and adults can benefit from protection against pneumococcal infections.


      3. Reduced Hospitalization Rates:

      By preventing pneumococcal infections, the vaccine helps in reducing hospitalization rates associated with complications arising from these infections. This not only safeguards individual health but also eases the burden on healthcare facilities.


      4. Community Health and Herd Immunity:

      Getting vaccinated contributes to community health by creating herd immunity. This protects those who may be more susceptible to infections, including individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.


      5. Cost-Effective Prevention:

      Investing in pneumococcal vaccination is a cost-effective way to prevent illnesses that could result in medical expenses, hospitalization, and the loss of productivity due to illness.

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