The Vaccination and Childhood Development Screening Subsidies (VCDSS) is available at Bethesda Medical Centre, and enables eligible Singapore Citizens to receive subsidies for nationally-recommended vaccinations at CHAS GP clinics.
Who is eligible?
For vaccination subsidies: All Singapore Citizens who meet criteria for vaccination under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) are eligible for subsidies for nationally-recommended vaccinations.
For CDS subsidies: All children who are Singapore Citizens (from ages 0 to 6 years old) who attend Childhood Developmental Screening (CDS) according to the recommended touchpoints under local guidelines will be eligible for CDS subsidies.
What are the benefits?
Singaporeans will benefit from higher subsidies of between $35 to $125 for nationally-recommended vaccinations listed on the Subsidised Vaccine List (SVL) administered at CHAS GP clinics. Eligible Singaporeans need only pay the following amounts for the range of nationally recommended vaccinations at our clinic, after government subsidies (See table 1):
Table 1: Patients’ Co-payment fee for Vaccination at Bethesda Medical Centre
|PG||MG / CHAS Blue/Orange||CHAS Green / Singapore Citizens|
|Hepatitis B (Adult)||$9||$19||$38|
|Human papillomavirus (Cervarix-HPV2)||N.A.||$23||$45|
|Influenza (trivalent or quadrivalent)||$9||$18||$35|
|Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)||$9||$18||$35|
|Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)||$16||$31||$63|
|Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)||$10||$20||$40|
|Tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap)||$10||$20||$40|
The above vaccinations, including the following items are free for children under the NCIS schedule, where-ever applicable.
What is National Childhood Immunisation Schedule?
The National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) comprises childhood vaccinations recommended as the standard of care for protection against common vaccine preventable diseases that are of significant healthcare burden to Singapore. Under the Infectious Diseases Act, it is compulsory for parents and guardians to have their child vaccinated against diphtheria and measles.
What is National Adult Immunisation Schedule?
The National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) provides guidance on vaccinations that persons aged 18 years and older should receive to protect themselves against vaccine-preventable diseases. Certain adult groups are more susceptible to, or at risk of, acquiring vaccine preventable diseases if they have not previously received the vaccination and are in contact with individuals who have the infection. Vaccines recommended under the NAIS helps reduce risk of infections among susceptible individuals and related complications, morbidity and mortality.