Get vaccinated! Subsidies for all Singaporeans

To encourage more adults to vaccinate (against vaccine-preventable diseases), the Ministry of Health Singapore (MOH) launched the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), which provides guidance on vaccinations for people aged 18 years and older. From 1 November 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore will enhance subsidies for vaccinations recommended under the National Adult Immunisation […]

FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include women and men 27 through 45 years old

What’s new? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine from males and females aged 9 through 26 years to include men and women aged 27 through 45 years. Gardasil 9 prevents certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine HPV […]

Australia could eliminate Cervical Cancer soon
Can we eradicate Cervical Cancer in Singapore too? In May 2018, at the World Health Assembly, the Director-General of WHO made a global call for action towards the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health priority. The present focus of this initiative is to develop a global strategy and supporting approaches that can achieve this ambitious, but attainable goal in every country within […]

Anogenital and throat cancers – Have we overlooked prevention through vaccination?

HPV vaccination can prevent more than cervical cancerHPV vaccination is suitable for males and femalesPersons 26 years and below should consider HPV vaccination We have known for some time about the benefits of HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer. Singapore currently recommends HPV vaccination for women, to prevent cervical cancer. HPV vaccination is Medisave claimable for women 26 years […]


What do we need to know? Who are at risk? What may be done? Data source: The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) revealed in January this year statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Interestingly, Genital Warts was the fourth most common complaint presenting at DSC.  Genital warts are caused by infection with Human […]