At DSC Clinic, we provide vaccination services for patients who have not been vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) or Hepatitis B.
Vaccinations are important in preventing the disease and eligible patients are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccinations.
If you are unsure if you should be vaccinated against HPV or Hepatitis B, always check with your doctor or consult a DSC Clinic doctor.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is capable of causing cervical cancer or genital warts. The HPV vaccination is used to protect girls against the following diseases that can be caused by various types of HPV:
- Cervical cancer
- Cervical abnormality and pre-cancer lesions
- Genital Warts
- Vulvar pre-cancer lesions
- HPV infection
In Singapore, Cervarix, Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9 are the three approved vaccines for HPV vaccination. The DSC Clinic now offers Gardasil 4 or Gardasil 9 vaccinations to all young girls aged 9 to 17 years old and women aged 18 to 26 years old.
The Cervarix vaccination protects against HPV types 16 / 18.
The Gardasil 4 vaccination provides protection against HPV types 6 / 11 / 16 / 18.
The Gardasil 9 vaccination provides protection against HPV types 6 / 11 / 16 / 18 / 31 / 33 / 45 / 52 / 58. ( The Gardasil 9 vaccination is available)
The HPV vaccine works best before the girl has sex. If you ever have sex, you may still choose to be vaccinated but you will not be protected from the types of human papillomavirus you have already been exposed to. If you are unsure if you or your child is suitable for the vaccination, always check with your doctor.
Gardasil is given as an injection. You will receive 3 doses of the vaccines in the following interval:
You are strongly recommended to complete all three doses to get the full benefits of Gardasil 4 or Gardasil 9. If you miss a dose, your doctor or health care provider will advise and decide when you can receive your missed dose.
NB: With effect from 1 Nov 2010, patients can use up to $400 per Medisave account each year under the Medisave 400 scheme to pay for HPV vaccination (Not applicable to Gardasil 9). You can approach our friendly patient service associates for more details.
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Hepatitis B is a serious and most common liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus. It is caused by direct contact with the infected blood or body fluid, including having unprotected sex. According to the Health Promotion Board, around 1 in 35 adult Singaporeans are Hepatitis B carriers.
If you do not have antibodies from a previous infection and if you are not a Hepatitis B carrier, you can get vaccinated against Hepatitis B and protect yourself from its complications. If you are unsure if you can be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, always check with your doctor.
The vaccine is safe. It is also extremely effective provided you complete all 3 doses:
If you miss a dose, your doctor or health care provider will advise and decide when you can receive your missed dose.
The DSC Clinic offers the Gardasil 4, Gardasil 9 and Hepatitis B vaccinations. Click here for their charges.