28 October 2017

National Adult Immunisation Schedule

From 1 November 2017, Medisave can be used to pay for recommended vaccinations for the specific target adult population groups under the NAIS (National Adult Immunisation Schedule).

Singaporeans will be able to use up to $400 of their Medisave per account, under the Medisave400 scheme. 


National Adult Immunisation Schedule – recommended groups and vaccination schedule
(For persons aged 18 years and older) 
Vaccines Recommended Groups Schedule
Influenza • Persons aged 65 years or older;
• Persons aged 18 years and receiving long-term aspirin therapy;
• Persons who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, asthma, and heart disease;
• Persons who are immunocompromised;
• Persons receiving intermediate and long term care services;
• Women at all stages of pregnancy.
1 dose annually
Pneumococcal • Persons aged 65 years or older

13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) 
1 dose each
• Persons aged 18 years and older with chronic illnesses such as chronic lung, heart, kidney or liver diseases and diabetes mellitus;
• Persons who are immunocompromised or with other medical conditions.
1 or 2 doses


Human papillomavirus (HPV) • Females aged 18 to 26 years

- Approved for bivalent HPV vaccine (HPV2) and quadrivalent HPV (HPV4) vaccine
3 doses (0, 1-2, 6 months)
Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) • Pregnant women (for each pregnancy) 1 dose per pregnancy
(16-32 weeks)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) • Adults without evidence of immunity and/or prior disease 2 doses (0, 4 weeks)
Hepatitis B • Adults without evidence of immunity and/or prior disease 3 doses (0, 1, 6 months)
Varicella • Adults without evidence of immunity and/or prior disease 2 doses (0, 4-8 weeks)

Reference:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/pressRoomItemRelease/2017/moh-establishes-national-adult-immunisation-schedule--extends-us.html