A CSR Programme by Sian Chay Medical Institution & Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited
Vaccination is Protection
Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination
Only for Singaporeans, 65 years old and above
As we age, the chances of developing flu complications and getting pneumonia also increases. If you are 65 years or older, you are in the high risk group. Therefore we recommend you to be vaccinated. As long as you are 65 years or above, this CSR program by Sian Chay Medical Institution and Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited will let you be vaccinated against flu and pneumonia for free!
What you need to do?
Step 1: Please make an appointment with the GP clinic (see below for clinic locations). Please indicate the vaccination(s) of your choice.
☐ Influenza (Flu) Vaccination: Only for those who have not taken Influenza vaccine within the last one year
☐ Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccination: Only for those who have not taken Pneumococcal vaccine before
Step 2: On the day of appointment, please bring the following:
☐ This Card
☐ Your Identification Card (IC) for verification purpose
Terms & Conditions
- This free vaccination programme is only strictly offered to Singapore citizens, 65 years old and above
- Vaccinations are offered by appointment only (no walk-ins) with GP clinics under Singapore Paincare Holdings
- This card must be presented to the clinic on the day of appointment
- This card is valid for vaccination for one patient only
- The vaccination programme is valid till 31 December 2021
- Singapore Paincare Holdings reserves the right to change the above conditions without prior notice
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Flu is a contagious and infectious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. By being protected from flu, you can reduce the chances of developing fever, respiratory symptoms and other serious health complications.
Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection. It can spread from the nose and throat to ears or sinuses, causing generally mild infections, or spread to other parts of the body, leading to severe health problems such as lung infections (pneumonia), blood infections (bacteraemia), ear infection (acute otitis media) and infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis).
The vaccine helps protect against the 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria that most commonly cause the above-mentioned serious infections in children and adults. Studies* show that getting at least 1 shot of PCV13 protects 9 in 20 adults 65 years or older against pneumococcal pneumonia.
– Adult age 65 years and older
– People with chronic illness, such as lung disease or diabetes
– People with weak immune systems from disease or medication
– People who smoke
For Flu Vaccination – there is only one flu shot; as new flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses, you should get the flu vaccination once a year.
For Pneumonia vaccination – there are a total of 2 shots; first, the PCV13 shot and then the PPSV23 shot a year or more later. In usual condition, you will only need a dose each of PCV13 and PPSV23 to be protected in your lifetime
Most common side effects – Local injection site reaction and swelling, redness and pain at the injection site or limitation of arm movement.
Less common side effects – Mild fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, decreased appetite, chills, or rash.
Yes. Pneumococcal vaccination can be taken together with the flu vaccine.
While you can take flu and pneumonia vaccinations together, you are required to have a 2 weeks interval – between Covid-19 vaccination and flu/ pneumonia vaccinations.
Unless you have had an allergic reaction in the past to the vaccine or have allergies to certain components of the vaccine, it is safe to get. It is safe for people taking prescription medications to get vaccinated.
Yes. As these three vaccines are targeting different viruses/bacteria, we recommend that you receive all 3 types of vaccinations in order to be better protected.
18 Marsiling Lane #01-269 S730018
T: +65 6269 7435
By MRT: Woodlands Station
By Bus: 903, 903M, 665
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467B Fernvale Link #01-529 S792467
T: +65 6816 2900
By MRT: Sengkang Station (LRT: Kupang Station)
By Bus: 374
Binjai Medical & Paincare Clinic
23 Binjai Park S589828
T: +65 6469 3737
By MRT: King Albert Park
By Bus: 66, 66B, 67, 67A, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 174, 852, 961, 961M, 970
Horizon Medical Centre
Thomson Imperial Court
200 Upper Thomson Road #01-11 S574424
T: +65 6250 2692
By MRT: Marymount Station
By Bus: 52, 130, 132, 162, 162M, 163, 165, 166, 167, 640, 855, 980
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101 Towner Road #01-202 S322101
T: +65 6295 0995
By MRT: Boon Keng Station
By Bus: 13, 23, 31, 64, 65, 66, 125, 133, 140, 147, 857, 985