HPV Vaccination

Long-term protection from cervical cancer.

What is HPV?

  • The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common virus that can infect various parts of the body.

  • HPV can be transmitted through sexual activity or child birth. It cannot be transmitted by touching common surfaces.

  • An estimated 1 out of 2 sexually-active individuals have had a HPV infection.

  • Oftentimes, HPV shows no symptoms and goes undetected.

  • There are more than 100 known strains of HPV. Out of these, 14 strains of high-risk HPV can cause cervical cancer.

What is Cervical Cancer?

  • When HPV infects the cervix, there is a chance for abnormal cell growth & development of cervical cancer.

  • Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer in Singaporean women.

  • Cervical cancer usually takes up to 15 years to develop in the body.

  • Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

  • It is a major cause of gynaecological deaths with a death rate of 250,000 per year (worldwide).

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Cervical cancer symptoms include the following:

1. Abnormal vaginal discharge

2. Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as post-coital, in between periods, or post-menopause

3. Pain during sexual intercourse

Oftentimes, there are no symptoms during the early stages of cervical cancer. Therefore, is important to go for regular pap smears to protect yourself.

Why Get Vaccinated?

Simple Treatment for Potentially Terminal Disease

Cervical cancer can potentially be terminal, even more so at advanced stages. Getting vaccinated is a simple procedure that minimizes the chances of a serious disease.

Hassle-free, Long-Term Effects

The HPV vaccination is 3-dosage treatment. It has been shown to have sustained effectiveness without the need for additional booster shots.

Medisave Claimable

HPV vaccinations are Medisave-claimable. To be eligible, you must be female and between 9 to 26 years old (inclusive). You may claim up to $500 per Medisave account. That being said, if you have two Medisave account payers, you can claim up to $1,000.

 

Currently, Medisave can only be used for C-2 and G-4 vaccinations. MOH is still reviewing the coverage for G-9 vaccinations. We have G-4 and G-9 vaccines available at Temasek Medical Centre.

 

 Temasek Medical Centre is able to help you submit your Medisave claims.

Who is suitable?

HPV vaccines are recommended for women aged 9 to 26 years.

 

HPV vaccination is most effective on patients who have not had sexual intercourse. HPV vaccination may not be effective on people over 26 years old because: (1) possible exposure to certain strains of HPV reduces efficacy of the vaccine (2) reduced immune response to the vaccine due to age.

If you are over 26 years old but still wish to get vaccinated, it would be best to consult a doctor first.

Are there any side effects?

HPV vaccinations are regarded by the healthcare industry as safe and effective. Possible side effects are usually mild, they include local pain, swelling, redness, itchiness, and fever.

HPV Vaccination Prices

G-4 - $176.55

G-9 - $251.45

Price per dosage, inclusive of GST. A total of 3 dosages are required.

LOCATION & CONTACT

Temasek Medical Centre Bukit Batok

(GP & Aesthetic Services)

413 Bukit Batok West Ave 4,

#01-214, Singapore 650413

Tel: (+65) 6565 6556

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 1:00pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Closed on Sun and PH

Temasek Medical Centre

Yew Tee

(GP & Aesthetic Services)

624 Choa Chu Kang St 62,

#01-226 , Singapore 680624

Tel: (+65) 6766 5766

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 12:30pm;

2:00 pm- 4:30pm;

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm

PH: 9:00am - 12:00pm

(Closed on Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year)

Temasek Medical Centre Sembawang

(GP Services)

406 Sembawang Dr, 

#01-824 
Singapore 750406

Tel: (+65) 6555 1155

Mon - Fri: 

8:30am - 1:00pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm;

7:00pm - 9:30pm (Mon, Tue & Thurs Nights)

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on PH

Temasek Medical Centre Woodlands

(GP Services)

Block 883 Woodlands Street 82, #02-466 Woodlands North Plaza, Singapore 730883

Tel: (+65)  6366 8366

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 12:30pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on PH

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