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Re-vaccination after Childhood Cancer 

Under Singapore law, all children born here must be vaccinated as per scheduled.

“The School Health Service (SHS) provides immunisation to school children, according to the National Childhood Immunisation Programme. Please refer to the immunisation schedule below.”

Disease Type of Vaccine Primary Course Booster
Tuberculosis BCG At birth
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B

At birth
– 1st dose
1 month
– 2nd dose
5 to 6 months
– 3rd dose

Pneumococcal PCV 3 months
– 1st dose
5 months
– 2nd dose
1 to 2 years
Diphtheria*,
Pertussis & Tetanus
DTaP/DT/Tdap

3 months
– 1st dose
4 months
– 2nd dose
5 months
– 3rd dose

18 months
– 1st booster

10-11 years
– 2nd booster

Poliovirus IPV/OPV

3 months
– 1st dose
4 months
– 2nd dose
5 months
– 3rd dose

18 months
– 1st booster

10-11 years
– 2nd booster
&

Haemophilus influenzae type b Hib 3 months
– 1st dose
4 months
– 2nd dose
5 months
– 3rd dose
18 months
– 1st booster
Measles*, Mumps & Rubella MMR

12 months
– 1st dose
15-18 months
– 2nd dose

Table adopted from Health Promotion Board Singapore

Since Wawa is currently in the remission status. Her Oncologist has arranged her to meet the Immunisation Consultant for plans to re-vaccine.

During her first visit with the Immunisation Consultant on Feb 2017, she was given two jabs at one go simultaneously on both arms. As usual, she did not cry.. Good job Wawa!! The jabs were booster for Hepatitis B and Pneumococcal. The side effects are soreness & redness on the jabbed area and fever for a day or two. Paracetamol has been fed on a six hourly basis for fever.

Two more sessions of jabs have been arranged for every fortnightly. All taken vaccinations will be updated to her national health report with Singapore Ministry of Health.

Her planned revaccination (Fortnightly):

  • Hepatitis B & Pneumococcal
  • DPT & Polio