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.

Risk factors associated with hepatitis B (HBV) infection are unprotected sex with an infected partner, unprotected sex with more than one partner, and history of other STIs. HBV is also endemic in South-East Asia therefore vaccination is recommended for the general population.

We recommend hepatitis B immunisation for all unvaccinated adults presenting to a STI clinic. Patients with a history of HBV vaccination should have either documentation of immunisation or serologic testing for hepatitis B surface antibody.

If you do not have antibodies from a previous infection and if you are not a Hepatitis B carrier, you should get vaccinated against Hepatitis B and protect yourself from its complications.

The vaccine is safe. It is also extremely effective provided you complete all 3 doses:

  • First dose: at the date you and your doctor or healthcare provider choose
  • Second dose: 1 month after the first dose
  • Third dose: 5 months after the second dose

If you miss a dose, seek advise from your doctor or healthcare provider on an appropriate time to receive your missed dose.

The cost of Hepatitis B vaccination at our clinic is $55 per dose, or $150 for a package of three doses.

Hepatitis A Vaccination

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for patients with risky sexual exposure and patients with chronic liver disease.

Hepatitis A virus replicates in the liver and is shed in high concentrations in faeces from 2 weeks before to 1 week after the onset of clinical illness. Since sexual transmission of hepatitis A probably occurs because of faecal-oral contact, barrier measures, such as condoms, are ineffective in preventing acquisition of this disease.

The vaccine is safe. It is also extremely effective provided you complete 2 doses:

  • First dose: at the date you and your doctor or healthcare provider choose
  • Second dose: 5 months after the first dose

If you miss a dose, seek advise from your doctor or healthcare provider on an appropriate time to receive your missed dose.

The cost of Hepatitis A vaccination at our clinic is $95 per dose, or $180 for a package of two doses.

Hepatitis A and B vaccination

You can be vaccinated for both Hepatitis A and B at the same time with a 2-in-1 vaccine.

The vaccine is safe. It is also extremely effective provided you complete all 3 doses:

  • First dose: at the date you and your doctor choose
  • Second dose: 1 month after the first dose
  • Third dose: 5 months after the second dose

The cost of Hepatitis A and B vaccination package is $265 for a package of three doses.

Testing Services at Tanjong Pagar Medical Clinic

Testing for STD/STI – Our STD/HIV clinic provides a full range of STD and STI testing services which can be done at the same time as the HIV testing. Please see here for a full list of STD testing and screening profiles. HIV and STD tests can be customized to suit your risk profile.

Testing for HIV – We offer a full range of HIV testing as well as rapid and fast HIV tests, either by oral saliva swab or by fingerprick blood. Results in 20 minutes!

Prevention of HIV – If you have had a recent high risk exposure (less than 72 hours), you may wish to consider HIV PEP or HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis, which may help to prevent HIV transmission and potentially save your life!

Prevention of STD – We offer vaccination against Hepatitis virus and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Please call 64433101, SMS 96622880 or email info@tanjongpagarclinic.com for more information.

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