HPV Vaccination Singapore

14 Things you need to know about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HPV Vaccinations!


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1. What is HPV?

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus.

HPV infection is very common – approximately 75-80% of individuals will be infected with HPV in their lifetime.

HPV is transmitted through sexual contact with infected skin or genitals.



2. What are the symptoms of HPV infection?

Most people who are infected with HPV are asymptomatic.

HPV is the virus that is responsible for genital cancers such as cervical, vaginal, vulval and anal cancer.

Read more about the symptoms of cervical cancer.

HPV is also the organism responsible for genital warts.


3. How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

HPV infects the cells of the cervix, causing inflammation and abnormal cellular changes.

In some cases, the body is capable of clearing the HPV virus. If this is unsuccessful, and HPV infection persists in the cells of the cervix, it results ultimately in cervical cancer.



4. How do I protect myself from HPV and cervical cancer?

In order to best protect yourself from HPV and cervical cancer, you should start having regular pap smears once you begin to have sexual intercourse.

You should also get vaccinated against HPV.



5. What is the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine protects you against cervical cancer. There are 2 types of HPV vaccines currently available in Singapore.



6. Am I fully protected against all strains of HPV after vaccination?

There are over 100 strains of HPV in existence. Unfortunately, the vaccines do not protect against all strains.



7. Do I still need to have Pap smears after HPV vaccination?

Yes! Vaccination protects against only 70% of cases of cervical cancer. You are still at risk of having cervical cancer even after completing your HIV vaccinations.


8. How is it administered?

HPV vaccines are administered as a series of 3 doses over a 6 month period.



9. What are the side effects of vaccination?

You may experience some pain or swelling at the injection site. Other side effects such as headache, giddiness, nausea or fever are very rare with the HPV vaccine.



10. Can I use Medisave to pay for my vaccines?

Yes. If you are a Singaporean Citizen/PR women, and are under 27 years old, you can use up to 400 dollars from your Medisave account to pay for HPV Vaccination.


  • With effect from 1 November 2010, patients can use up to $400 per Medisave account per year under the Medisave400 scheme to pay for HPV vaccination.
  • Patients can use their own Medisave or that of their immediate family members (e.g. parents or spouse) to help pay for the vaccination.
  • The deductible and co-payment rules will not apply for HPV vaccinations


Medisave 400 scheme for HPV Vaccination is for Medisave 400 scheme for HPV Vaccination.

For more information on Medisave 400 scheme for HPV Vaccination, call our clinics during opening hours or email us at hello@dtapclinic.com.



11. Is HPV Vaccination safe in pregnant woman?

HPV vaccine is an inactivated vaccine, which means that it doesn’t contain any live organisms, and so cannot cause infection in

However, HPV Vaccination is not recommended in pregnancy. If a woman falls pregnant while in the middle of her vaccination course, she will be advised to suspend her vaccines until after delivery.




Thinking of getting HPV Vaccination? Speaking to a doctor today.

Need a Female Doctor?

Our Clinics:

1.) Dr Tan and Partners @Bencoolen

Main Doctor: Dr Benjamin Loh

180 Bencoolen Street,
#02-20, The Bencoolen
Singapore 189646

Telephone:  +65 6884 4119

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm

9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Selected Public Holiday – Closed


2.) Dr Tan and Partners@ Robertson

Main Doctors: Dr Grace HuangDr Deepa, & Dr Jonathan Ti 

(Anonymous HIV Testing is available daily too)

11 Unity Street,
#02-06/07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

Telephone:  +65 6238 7810

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
8.00am – 9.00pm

Saturday and Sunday
9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Public Holiday – Closed


3.) Dr Tan and Partners @Scotts

Main Doctors: Dr. Elaine Loh

9 Scotts Road,
#06-06 Scotts Medical Centre,
Singapore 228210

Telephone:  +65 6694 2348

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Sunday & Public Holiday – Closed




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