Vaccinations

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu and pneumococcal diseases

During this COVID-19 period, it is important to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. With the flu and pneumococcal diseases sharing similar symptoms to the COVID-19 infection, the difficulty in distinction may create additional anxiety for you and your loved ones.

While the flu vaccine does not protect you from COVID-19, it can reduce influenza-related illnesses and ease the workload on health services during this pandemic. Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, and pneumococcal diseases can cause many serious complications.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from flu and pneumococcal diseases

Complications of influenza include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Inflammation of the heart and brain

Complications of pneumococcal diseases include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Bacteraemia

All of these complications can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and pneumococcal diseases.


Influenza Vaccine Recommendations by MOH

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has advised those who have received the 2020 SH seasonal influenza vaccine should be vaccinated with the 2020 - 21 NH seasonal influenza vaccine to prepare for the next season (October 2020 – March 2021).

Due to the changes in vaccine composition of H1N1 and H3N2 components, it is recommended to get early vaccination for optimal protection.

Speak with your Parkway Shenton doctor to find out more.

SH 20 = Southern Hemisphere 2020; this addresses the seasonal influenza epidemic from April to September 2020.

NH 20/21 = Northern Hemisphere 2020-2021; this addresses the seasonal influenza epidemic from October 2020 to March 2021


Use of MediSave for Vaccinations

Use of MediSave for Vaccinations

You can use your MediSave account to pay for vaccinations of up to $500 per year*. Speak with your Parkway Shenton doctor to find out if you are eligible.

*subjected to eligibility criteria

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  • Pneumococcal vaccines

  • Flu vaccination

  • Where can I get vaccinated?