What is a Shingles Vaccine
The Shingles Vaccine, also called the herpes zoster vaccine, is a vaccine used to protect against shingles.
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus along one/multiple nerve roots. The shingles vaccine is designed to reduce the risk of developing shingles or to decrease the severity and duration of the rash.
Who should take the Shingles Vaccine
Shingles is a painful condition that can severely affect your quality of life, we recommend the following groups to get the Shingles vaccine:
- If you had chickenpox before
- If you had shingles before
- Adults aged 50 and older
- People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease
Shingles Vaccine Available
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Dose 2 can be taken 2-6 months from initial dose
50 years old and above
50 years old and above
Shingrix is NOT subsidised by Medisave.
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 Shingles 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 Shingrix vaccine for shingles is a 2-dose series, with the second dose given 2-6 months after the first 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 Shingles vaccine are signs of your body building up immunity. Shingles 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.
Shingles vaccine is recommended for protection against shingles.
No fasting is required before taking any vaccines.
- Your IC
- Appointment confirmation email if you booked online
- CHAS, Pioneer or Merdeka card if applicable
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