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Vaccination: taking a jab at infectious diseases

24 Oct 2017

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Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health announced the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) which lists who should be vaccinated and when. NAIS also includes immunisation for diseases such as the flu and hepatitis B.

What’s more, adult Singaporeans can use up to $400 of their Medisave account for these vaccinations.

“Vaccines remain one of the most cost-effective ways of preventing infectious diseases,” said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, who leads the School’s Antimicrobial Resistance Programme and UHS-SPH Integrated Research Programme (USIRP).

“The important public health message here is that vaccines are not just for children, and even adults will benefit from them.”

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