Singaporeans Under 18 to Receive Full Vaccination Subsidies

  • Highlights
  • 75% subsidies for lower to middle income groups and 50% for all others
  • A positive step by the Singaporean government for public health and safety

Armin Amin, senior parliamentary secretary for health and home affairs declared that Singapore citizens below eighteen years of age will get full subsidies for vaccinations according to the National Childhood Immunization Schedule (NCIS). Also the screenings for childhood development at all Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) will be subsidized and general practitioner (GP) clinics and polyclinics will also be a part of this process. These subsidies will be implemented by this year end. These subsidies will certainly provide better health and awareness with regard to young Indonesians.

The NCIS comprises of vaccines against tuberculosis, pneumococcal infections and hepatitis B which can cause pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis. The National Adult Immunization Schedule (NAIS) comprises of seven types of vaccines such as pneumococcal infections, influenza and the human papillomavirus (HPV). These subsidies for the lower and middle income group will be 75 percent and 50 percent for all other people as per the possession of orange and blue Chas card by the Singaporean citizens. Senior citizens will get extra fifty and seventy five percent off on the basis of Merdeka and Pioneer generation citizens.

The ministry of health will introduce fee caps on the NCIS and NAIS vaccination subsidies. Vaccines are highly important when it comes to diseases which are spreading on the level of epidemics or pandemics. Such subsidies always provide a financial relief for the common people.