The Vaccination and Childhood Development Screening Subsidies (VCDSS) enable all eligible Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) to receive subsidies for nationally-recommended vaccinations and Childhood Development Screenings (CDS) at polyclinics and/or CHAS GP clinics.

Who is eligible?
For vaccination subsidies: All Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) who meet the criteria for vaccination under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) are eligible for subsidies for nationally-recommeded vaccinations. All other groups, including SCs who do not meet the recommended criteria for vaccination, are not eligible for vaccination subsidy.

For CDS subsidies: All children who are SCs and PRs (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 CHAS GP clinics, after government subsidies (See table 1):

• Eligible Singaporean children: $0
• Eligible Pioneer Generation cardholders: capped at $9 to $16 per vaccination dose
• Eligible Merdeka Generation, CHAS Blue and Orange cardholders: capped at $18 to $31 per vaccination dose
• Other eligible adult Singaporeans: capped at $35 to $63 per vaccination dose

Eligible Singaporean children will receive full subsidy for the seven childhood developmental screening milestones, at both CHAS GP clinics and polyclinics.

Table 1
: Patients’ Co-payment fee caps at CHAS GP Clinic

Patient’s Fee Cap
PG MG / CHAS Blue/Orange CHAS Green / Singapore Citizens
Childhood Developmental Screening N.A.
DTaP- IPV-Hib (5-in-1)
DTaP- IPV-Hib-HepB (6-in-1)
Hepatitis B (HepB) (Adult) $9 $19 $38
Hepatitis B (HepB) (Paediatric) N.A.
Human papillomavirus (HPV2) N.A. $23 $45
Influenza (INF) (trivalent or quadrivalent) $9 $18 $35
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) $9 $18 $35
Measles, mumps, rubella & varicella (MMRV) N.A.
Oral poliovirus (OPV)
Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV10)
Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) $16 $31 $63
Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23) $10 $20 $40
Tdap-IPV N.A.
Tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap) $10 $20 $40
Varicella  (chickenpox) (VAR) $11 $23 $45

All the vaccinations 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.