Flu Vaccine clinic in Singapore

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by two main types of virus: influenza A and B. Influenza can lead to severe disease, death and epidemics. Flu viruses infect your nose, throat and lungs, potentially causing complications such as ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and even heart problems or death.

Living in Singapore means people travel to both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. You can protect yourself and others by receiving the latest seasonal flu vaccine for either hemisphere at a clinic.

Why get the flu vaccine?

Flu symptoms often include fever, chills, body aches, cough, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, and fatigue. The flu usually goes away in one to two weeks and isn’t severe. However, higher-risk individuals may develop complications, including pneumonia, which is deadly.

A flu vaccination offers effective protection, with studies showing that it reduces the risk of flu illness by 40 – 60% during seasons – when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.

Yearly vaccinations at a clinic in Singapore are essential because flu viruses mutate quickly, and last year’s vaccine may not protect you from the newest strains. Furthermore, your body’s antibodies may decline over time, so regular vaccinations give you continued protection.

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Who should get the vaccine?

Besides travellers and individuals looking for flu protection, vaccination is recommended for individuals:

  • 65 years and above.
  • With chronic conditions like heart disease, asthma, or diabetes.
  • With weakened immune systems.
  • On long-term aspirin treatment.
  • Pregnant women.

How many doses are required?

Generally, an annual dose of the influenza vaccine is necessary, and you will be screened at your chosen clinic in Singapore before the vaccination.

Precautions

Before vaccine administration, do inform your doctor if you have:

  • Severe allergy to flu vaccines or their components, such as egg protein or antibiotics.
  • A history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome related to the vaccine.

Other services

Besides receiving an influenza vaccine, you can explore other services clinics in Singapore offer for enhanced holistic well-being:

Raffles Hotel Arcade

328 North Bridge Road
#02-27 & #02-34 Raffles Hotel Arcade
Singapore 188719

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Tel: +65 6332 2727

Email: raffles@osler-health.com

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

Raffles Arcade clinic
Star Vista

1 Vista Exchange Green,
B1-27, The Star Vista
Singapore 138617

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Tel: +65 6339 2727

Email: starvista@osler-health.com

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays
(Please note that the first appointment starts at 9am)

Star Vista clinic

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The benefits of flu vaccination include:

  • More protection for travellers
  • Reduced severity of flu symptoms
  • Lower risk of flu-related complications and hospitalisations

Protection for individuals who cannot get vaccinated

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Frequently asked questions about flu vaccine offered at Singapore clinics

The common side effects include headaches, body aches, low-grade fever, sore throat, runny nose and fatigue, which are mild and typically resolve on their own. Severe side effects are rare and include:

  • Allergic reactions that result in rashes, breathlessness or facial swelling.
  • Blood and blood vessel disorders.
  • Nervous system disorders.

In Singapore, the Northern Hemisphere seasonal flu typically peaks from November to February, while the Southern Hemisphere seasonal flu peaks from May to July. As the vaccine requires about two weeks to take effect after administration, it’s wise to get vaccinated at a local clinic before these influenza seasons start.

The immune protection from a flu vaccination diminishes over time. Additionally, as the influenza virus rapidly mutates and produces different strains each season, a flu vaccination from the previous year may not provide adequate protection against current strains. Thus, getting an annual shot or when new strains predominate is recommended.

You can receive your influenza vaccine at a medical clinic in Singapore after you have fully recuperated from Covid-19. However, it is recommended to allow a minimum of two weeks post-recovery before taking the flu vaccination. You can discuss further with your doctor if you are concerned about your suitability.

Yes. To reschedule your appointment for the flu vaccine, contact your clinic early via an email, call or WhatsApp:

Raffles Hotel Arcade Clinic:

Tel: +65 6332 2727

WhatsApp: +65 9670 7027

Email: raffles@osler-health.com

Star Vista Clinic:

Tel: +65 6339 2727

WhatsApp: +65 9090 7027

Email: starvista@osler-health.com

Raffles Hotel Arcade Star Vista