Breastmilk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.​

Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations for Children in Singapore

At the time when your toddler reaches 12 months and above, he will need to visit the doctor for a check-up and a series of vaccinations.




AgeVaccineTo prevent from
12 Months

MMR - 1st dose

Pneumococcal Conjugate - 1st booster

Measles, Mumps & Rubella
15-18 Months

DTaP - 1st booster

IPV - 1st booster

Hib - 1st booster

MMR - 2nd dose**

Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus


Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine

Measles, Mumps & Rubella

18 Months

Tdap - 2nd booster

Oral Polio - 2nd booster

Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis



DTaP - Paediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine

Tdap - Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine

MMR - Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine

OPV - Oral polio vaccine

IPV - Inactivated polio vaccine

HIB - Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine

  * The 3rd dose of Hepatitis B vaccination can be given with the 3rd dose of DTaP, IPV and Hib for the convenience of parents

**  2nd dose of MMR can be given between 15-18 months

    Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Haemophilus Influenzae type b, Poliomyelitis (5 in 1),Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), BCG and Hepatitis B vaccinations are free at polyclinics for preschoolers who are Singapore citizens.

     Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (Tdap), Poliomyelitis (Oral Polio), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and BCG vaccinations are provided free in schools by the School Health Service, HPB.



The above information was taken from Health Promotion Board that was revised in 2014.

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