What is a Pneumococcal Vaccine

The Pneumococcal vaccine is a vaccine designed to protect against infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus.

This bacterium is responsible for a wide range of illnesses, including Pneumonia, Meningitis, Bacteraemia, and Sinusitis.

The Pneumococcal vaccine helps the immune system develop protection against these specific strains of pneumococcal bacteria, reducing the risk of developing severe infections.

Who should take Pneumococcal Vaccine

The Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for those who are at higher risk of developing severe pneumococcal infections. We recommend the following groups to get the Pneumococcal vaccine:

  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease
  • Smokers
  • Health care workers

Pneumococcal Vaccine Available 

Type of Vaccine Price Recommended Doses Recommended Age

Apexxnar (PCV 20)


1 dose

Once above 18 years old

Please Note:

Relevant subsidies apply.

Prices are listed in SGD, and are for 1 dose of vaccine ONLY. Prices are exclusive of GST and do not include consultation charges.

*Prices listed were last updated on 1 July 2023. Prices may be subject to change.

Finding Us


Accessibility & Support

What is Regis Medical GP clinic’s locations and opening hours?

Regis Medical GP Holland Village is located at 255 Holland Avenue Singapore, 278983

Click here to view our opening hours
Can I do walk-in Vaccinations?

Yes, you can just walk in for Pneumococcal vaccinations. However, we always recommend you booking an appointment in advanced to avoid waiting time. You can book an appointment here.


How do I book a vaccination appointment?

You can book an appointment via our online booking portal here. You may also call our hotline @ +65 8118 5298 to book an appointment.

What are Regis Medical’s cancellation and refund policy?

You can only cancel or change your appointments up to 24 hours before your appointment. You will receive your refund within 3 working days. No refund will be issued for no shows and cancellations within 24 hours before your appointment.

Can I reschedule my appointment? 

Yes. You can reschedule your appointments. However, you need to reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours before your actual appointment time.

You can reschedule your appointment via our booking portal. For urgent cases, please Whatsapp us @ +65 8118 5298.

What happens if I miss my appointment?

No refund will be issued for missed appointments.

General Enquiry

How many doses of Pneumococcal vaccines do I need?

The Apexxnar PCV 20 Pneumococcal vaccine only requires 1 dose.

Can I take other vaccines together with Pneumococcal vaccine on the same day?

Although some vaccines can be taken on the same day, it is not advised as you may experience side effects such as nausea, headache, or fever.

Can I take the Pneumococcal vaccine if I am sick or feeling unwell?

You are not advised to take any vaccines if you are ill or feeling unwell as the side effects of vaccines can worsen your existing conditions and symptoms.

What are the common side effects of Pneumococcal vaccines?

Side effects of Pneumococcal vaccine are signs of your body building up immunity. Pneumococcal vaccines are generally safe and only have mild side effects

Common side effects after taking vaccinations include:

  • Pain, swelling, itchiness, or redness at the area of injection
  • Mild fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Nausea

If you experience severe side effects after taking vaccines, please see a Doctor immediately.

Is the Pneumococcal Vaccine necessary?

Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for protection against Pneumococcus infection.

Is fasting required before taking the Pneumococcal vaccine?

No fasting is required before taking any vaccines.

What do I need to bring for my vaccination?
  • Your IC
  • Appointment confirmation email if you booked online
  • CHAS, Pioneer or Merdeka card if applicable


What are the modes of payment accepted at Regis Medical?

We accept Visa/Mastercard/AMEX, PayNow, JCB, UnionPay and ApplePay.