Dengue Pre-vaccination Blood Test
The dengue pre-vaccination screening test is used to determine if a person has had previous dengue infection.
What is dengue?
Dengue is a viral disease spread by Aedes mosquitoes, which can be painful and life-threatening. It is common in tropical regions, including Singapore.
Who is suitable for dengue vaccination?
Vaccination is only suitable for those age 12 to 45 years old, with evidence of a previous dengue infection. (blood test or verifiable medical records showing positive results for dengue antibodies).
Previous dengue infections may produce mild/no clinical symptoms. This means that people may have been infected with dengue before without knowing it. Since a second infection can be life-threatening, it is important to prevent it.
Is a screening test required before the vaccine is given?
Unless you have medical records of previous dengue infection, you are required to take a blood test first.
The dengue vaccine, is beneficial only for people who have been infected with the dengue virus before. The dengue pre vaccination screening will show the presence (or absence) of dengue antibodies in the blood and confirm if you have had a previous infection.
Only people who display a positive dengue screening (within ages 12-45 years) are eligible for vaccination.
How can I purchase the dengue vaccine?
If you fulfil the above conditions, please use this link to purchase the vaccine and book an appointment time/location.
Applicable at selected Raffles Medical (Singapore) clinics:
- Singapore Land Tower
- REMC (Raffles Hospital)
- Causeway Point
- Jurong East
- Tampines 1
- Compass One
- Ang Mo Kio
- Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall
- Changi Airport Terminal 3 B2
- Siglap Centre
Terms and conditions apply.
Upon purchase, we will send to your email a redemption letter that you can use to redeem your pre-vaccination blood test. Please refer to your redemption letter to book your test prior to your visit and present the letter on the day of your vaccination. Price is in Singapore dollars and inclusive of GST.
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