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
- Health care workers
Pneumococcal Vaccine Available
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Apexxnar (PCV 20)
Once above 18 years old
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.
Accessibility & Support
Regis Medical GP Holland Village is located at 255 Holland Avenue Singapore, 278983Click here to view our opening hours
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.
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.
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.
No refund will be issued for missed appointments.
The Apexxnar PCV 20 Pneumococcal vaccine only requires 1 dose.
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.
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.
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
- Muscle and joint aches
If you experience severe side effects after taking vaccines, please see a Doctor immediately.
Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for protection against Pneumococcus infection.
No fasting is required before taking any vaccines.
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