Dengue Doctor’s Consultation Service and Vaccination for Ages 12-45 Years (3 doses)
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.
As at 4 August, the cumulative number of dengue cases this year stands at over 22,000* cases. 20 people have also died of dengue infection.
Why is dengue a major health concern?
If the spread of dengue is not controlled, having more infected people increases the chance of transmission to even more people -- a dangerous health hazard to the community.
Dengue victims typically suffer from:
- persistent symptoms such as weakness and headache, for up to 6 months
- having to stay in bed for more than a week, feeling nauseous
- unable to go to work/school for up to 10 days
- in some cases, there is a more life-threatening form of dengue, called Severe / haemorrhagic dengue.
Prior dengue infection does not confer protection from future dengue infections. In fact, if you have a prior infection with the dengue virus, you have an increased risk of severe / haemorrhagic dengue and Dengue Shock Syndrome.
Severe dengue symptoms include: severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding from your gums or nose, blood in your urine, stools or vomit, bleeding under the skin, which might look like bruising, difficult or rapid breathing, cold or clammy skin, fatigue, irritability or restlessness.
Who is eligible for the 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).
A pre-vaccination dengue screening test can be taken assess if there has been previous infection if you are uncertain of your prior dengue infection status.
How many doses are required?
Three doses are recommended, with each dose six months apart.
Available here : Dengue Pre-vaccination Blood Test.
Price is applicable for three doses only and includes practice cost and doctor’s consultation charge at first visit.
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 vaccination. Please refer to your redemption letter to select your preferred clinic prior to your visit and present the same letter, and your blood test results on the day of your vaccination. Price is in Singapore dollars and inclusive of GST.
*as of Aug numbers, data from National Environment Agency (NEA)
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