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MOH issued a circular on 27 Apr 2022 to recommend the 2nd booster shot for these following groups, due to their risk for severe disease and the waning of vaccine effectiveness:


- All persons aged 80 years and above,

- Persons aged 60 -79 years old who wish to be vaccinated or have underlying medical conditions

- Persons living in aged care facilities, such as nursing homes

- Medically vulnerable persons who have significant medical risk factors.


Patients are recommended to receive the mRNA vaccine (i.e. Pfizer/Moderna) or Novovax. Sinovac should be used only if persons are contraindicated to mRNA vaccines or Novovax vaccine.


Here's how you can go about making an appointment with Intemedical.



Getting your Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine at Intemedical Kovan Clinic

Before your visit - Book your appointment through https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/ and select Intemedical Clinic (Kovan) - Both doses must be taken at the same centre - Appointment times are between 1pm - 9.30pm

At your visit - Bring proof of your identification (Eg. NIRC/Passport) - Set aside about 1 hour for the visit including 30 minutes of observation time

After your vaccination - Rest and hydrate. Take medications for symptomatic relief for common side effects such as pain over the injection site or fever. If your fever lasts more than 2 days, consult a doctor. - Avoid alcohol for 2 days. Avoid vigorous exercise for 1 week.

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With travels picking up, so will influenza (i.e. Flu) cases. The latest vaccine covering for Southern hemisphere variants is here.


These groups in particular, our eligible for subsidies under the National Adult Immunisation Scheme because of their risk of influenza related complications

  1. Persons aged 65 years or older;

  2. Children aged 6 months to under 5 years (i.e. 6 to 59 months);

  3. Women at all stages of pregnancy.

  4. Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular disorders;

  5. Adults and children who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation due to chronic metabolic diseases, renal, neurologic, hepatic, or haematologic disorders;

  6. Adults and children with immunosuppression

  7. Children and adolescents aged 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and therefore might be at risk for developing Reye syndrome after influenza infection;


The above eligible Singaporean adults will receive means-tested subsidies with co-Medisave payment (no out of pocket cash) , and Singaporean children will receive full subsidies (i.e. free) for influenza vaccines under the Subsidised Vaccine List (SVL), when administered in line with the nationally recommended schedules.


These subsidies are available at CHAS GP clinics like Intemedical Kovan and Potong Pasir Clinic.


Book an appointment with us if you would like to get your flu vaccine


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Updated: Apr 20

The Chinese Embassy has announced new travel requirements for long term pass holders and short term outbound travelers.



Summary of tests needed

1. PCR test on the seventh day before departure 

2. 7-day pre-departure self-isolation and health monitoring

3. Dual testing of PCR and serology (depending on vaccination status) on the second day before departure

4. PCR test within 24 hours before departure

5. ART test within 2-6 hours before departure on the day of check-in.


Our clinic branches at Kovan and Intemedical are open from 8am - 12 midnight and are able to cater to the requirements stated above (1-4) . Do note that our laboratory used is Parkway Laboratory.


For price list of PCR and ART, click here


Further details:

1) Passengers(6 years old and above) flying to China on and after 31 March (Thursday) are required to take an additional antigen rapid test 2 to 6 hours before the flight takes off. Passengers shall take the ART at Changi Testing Facility, located at Terminal 3 Level 1, Coach Stand. Passengers shall make an appointment and pay online at least one day in advance via Raffles Connect of Raffles Medical Group. Self-tests or ART tests performed at other clinics or beyond 6 hours prior to departure cannot be used for check-in.


2) Passengers taking flights on and after 8 April (Friday) shall undergo an additional PCR test on the seventh day before departure (the first day of self-isolation). Passengers can take the test at any of the testing facilities authorized by the Ministry of Health that can provide a standardised test memo with verifiable QR code.


3) Passengers taking flights on and after 8 April (Friday) shall undergo a PCR test within 24 hours prior to departure. Tests at other time points will be regarded as invalid.


How to make an appointment with Intemedical?


Appointment Portal: Kovan Clinic / Potong Pasir Clinic

(click and book with instant confirmation!)


WhatsApp: 8879 9404

(available during clinic opening hours, 8am to 12am) Video ART Whatsapp: 94691556


Mobile: 8879 9404

(messaging preferred)


Landline: +65 3165 9251

(please be aware that the phone might be engaged due to high call volume)



Source: http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg/eng/lsfw/202203/t20220329_10657085.htm

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