Changes to Singapore’s National Childhood Immunization Schedule
These changes were published in the MOH Circular 27/2011 dated 11 November 2011.
Changes take effect 1st December 2011
1. Changes to MMR schedule
1st MMR – 12 to 24 months (usually given at 15 months)
2nd MMR – 6 to 7 years
1st MMR – 12 months
2nd MMR – 15 to 18 months
2. Changes to Pertussis Vaccine
10 to 11 years – Tetanus Toxoid and Diphtheria Toxoid
10 to 11 year – Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria Toxoid AND Acellular Pertussis
3. Changes to Pneumococcal Schedule
Change to using the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine instead on the 7-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine.
Children who are currently on or have completed the course of 7-Valent Pneumococcal will need to get additional injections of the 13-Valent Vaccine. Please speak to your doctor for details.
Click the link for the full updated Singapore Childhood Immunization Schedule:
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Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
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