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Travel Medicine Clinic

Planning to travel abroad? Raffles Travel Medicine Clinics provide a full range of travel health services to safeguard your health before, during and after your trip.

We strongly encourage that you consult our doctors for medical advice regarding specific vaccinations and immunisations required at least four to six weeks prior to your international trip.


We provide the following services:
  • Travel advisory and consultation
  • Medication
  • Vaccinations
  • Screening for diseases
  • Certification of fitness to fly
  • Travel kits 
If you experience the following signs or symptoms upon returning, do seek medical evaluation as soon as possible.
  • Fever
  • Persistent diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
  • Respiratory symptoms such as sinusitis, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath
  • Skin lesions or rashes
  • If you have fever of flu-like symptoms, and have travelled to a malaria-risk area,
  • remember to inform your doctor (up to a year after your return).
Book an appointment with us now.
Terminal 3: terminal3@rafflesmedical.com  | Tel: 6241 8818
Raffles Hospital: bugis@rafflesmedical.com | Tel: 6311 2233
Raffles Place: rafflesplace@rafflesmedical.com | Tel: 6534 2900
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  • Most airlines allow pregnant travellers to fly until 36 weeks of gestation.
  • Prevent DVT with frequent stretching, and wearing graduated compression stockings.
  • DVT is five to 10 times more prevalent in pregnant travellers compared to non-pregnant travellers.
  • Most cruise ships restrict travel beyond 28 weeks of gestation.
  • Malaria prophylaxis prevention is important for pregnant ladies because malaria may pose more serious complications.

Travel Kit

Travel medications are an essential part of any travel itinerary. Our travel kits are equipped with the necessary medications and dressings for minor ailments and injuries that may occur during your travel and save you the hassle of packing for your own medications.

Each Travel Kit includes an information leaflet explaining the safe use of the medications.
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We stock a range of vaccines to safeguard your health from unwanted exposure to infectious diseases in various regions in the world for the following conditions:

Cholera

Cholera is a severe intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated by the bacterium, Vibrio Cholera. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting and leg cramps.

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)

A combination vaccine is given for three illnesses, diphtheria (bacterial infection causing thick lining at the back of throat leading to breathing problems), tetanus (bacterial infection causing tightening of muscles and sometimes death), and pertussis (bacterial infection that causes whooping cough). 

Haemophilus Influenza Type B

This is a bacteria that causes different infections including pneumonia, throat swelling, blood and joint infections.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral liver infection spread by contaminated food and water. Symptoms can include high fever, loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting and jaundice.​

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection spread through blood, transfusion of blood products and sharing of bodily fluids through unprotected sex with an infected person. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, dark urine and jaundice.

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Shingles is a painful rash that usually develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. The rash forms blisters that typically scab over in seven to 10 days and clears up within two to four weeks. 

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

HPV is a viral infection that is transmitted sexually without symptoms but can cause cervical cancer in women.

Japanese Encephalitis

A viral infection of the brain spread via mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting and confusion.

Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms include high fever, chills and flu-like symptoms. If left untreated, infected persons may develop severe complications and die. 

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Viral infections which cause fever, headache, sometimes rash and joint pains, and are part of routine childhood vaccinations.

Meningococcal

A serious bacterial illness that is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis. It is an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord. Meningococcal disease also causes blood infections.

Pneumococcal

Pneumococcal is a bacterial infection that spreads via close contact which can cause many infections (pneumonia in lungs, blood infection and a brain lining infection known as meningitis).

Polio (​Poliomyelitis)

Polio is a viral infection of the nervous system spread by consuming contaminated food and water or person-to-person contact. It could cause death in infected persons, usually by paralysing the muscles that help them breathe.

Rabies

Rabies is a viral infection of the brain, spread by saliva of infected animals which can be potentially fatal.

Rotavirus

A highly contagious virus that causes severe diarrhoea in infants and young children.

Seasonal Influenza & influenza

Influenza is a contagious viral disease that causes fevers, chills, runny nose, sore throat and muscle aches spread by close contact, coughing or sneezing.

Typhoid

Typhoid is a serious illness spread by consuming contaminated food and water. Symptoms can include high fever, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, rash and bleeding.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Chickenpox is a common childhood viral infection that can also occur in adults leading to rash and fever. It can be spread through contact with blister fluid from chickenpox rashes.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take three to six days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache and muscle aches.

Yellow Fever vaccination is available at Raffles Medical clinics at Raffles Hospital, Changi Airport Terminal 3 B2, Raffles Place, Jurong East, and Raffles Executive Medical Centre at Raffles Hospital.

​EAST

Clinic

Raffles Medical at Terminal 3
Raffles Medical @ T3
Singapore Changi Airport 
65 Airport Boulevard, B2-01 
Singapore 819663

Contact

Tel: 6241 8818
Fax: 6241 3498
Email: terminal3@rafflesmedical.com 

Operating Hours

Open 24 Hours

​CENTRAL

Clinic

Raffles Medical at Raffles Hospital
585 North Bridge Road, Level 1
Raffles Hospital, Singapore 188770

Contact

Tel: 6311 2233
Fax: 6311 2123
Email: bugis@rafflesmedical.com

Operating Hours

Daily : 8.00am - 10.00pm

 

Clinic

Raffles Place 
50 Raffles Place #01-02A/C
Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

Contact

Tel: 6534 2900
Fax: 6533 7811
Email: rafflesplace@rafflesmedical.com

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday:
8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday:
8.30am to 1.00pm

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: I will be travelling abroad soon. Is it too late for me to get vaccinated?
: Ideally, vaccinations should be given 4-6 weeks prior travel, depending on the type of vaccines. However, it is never too late to get vaccinated. Please consult our travel doctors for advice

: Will the vaccine make me ill during my trip?
: All vaccines are designed to protect from diseases. As with any other medication, vaccines may cause side effects. Majority of the population will not experience any side effects. The most common side effects from vaccination are mild. Localised side effects include swelling, bruising, pain and redness at site of the injection. Some vaccines are associated with fever, flu-like symptoms, rashes, headache and vomiting. Life threatening side effects are rare. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

: What is the basis for these recommendations?
: It is highly dependent on the destination and the immunity status. Yellow fever vaccination is required by International Health Regulation if one is travelling to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Also meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.

: I am taking antibiotics currently: Can I still get vaccinated? 
: There is no clinical evidence that concurrent use of antibiotic will interfere with the immune response and therefore it is not a contraindication to vaccination. However, live oral typhoid vaccine should be delayed unit 48 hours after the last dose of antibiotics against salmonella typhi.

: If I am down with the cold: Can I still get vaccinated? 
: It is safe for the vaccines to be given to those who are down with common ordinary cough and cold without fever. However, vaccination should be postponed if you are having fever as the vaccine may worsen fever due to its side effects. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

: Can I still get vaccinated while pregnant? 
: All inactivated vaccines are safe in pregnancy and should be given if indicated. However, live vaccines should be given cautiously to pregnant women as the vaccines-strain virus or bacteria may affect the growing foetus. There is limited safety data regarding having live vaccination to pregnant women. Hence, pregnant women are not typically administered with live vaccines because the potential risk arising from vaccination outweighs its protection again the disease. Please consult our travel doctors for vaccination advice.

: Can I travel while pregnant? 
: Yes you can still travel if you are below 32 weeks gestation, but this is to be certified by a doctor.