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Alerts & Warnings



State Department
: Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations
All travelers
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on Routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Singapore, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a dose of immunoglobulin before your trip, in addition to hepatitis A vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Typhoid

You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Singapore. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Traveling with Children

Injectable typhoid vaccine can be given to children 2 years old or older. Oral typhoid vaccine can be given to children 6 years old or older.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

You should not get the oral typhoid vaccine if you have a weakened immune system; you may be able to get the injectable vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Some travelers
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies

Rabies is present in bats in Singapore. However, it is not found in dogs and is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).
Yellow Fever

There is no risk of yellow fever in Singapore. The government of Singapore requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Singapore. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 6 months and only with caution to children aged 6–8 months.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

You should not get this vaccine if you have a weakened immune system.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.





Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Reduce germ exposure
Eat and drink safely Avoid sharing body fluids
Stay away from animals Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment


Source : CDC.gov