Pfizer (XBB) Vaccine

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Our Jurong West and Bedok Reservoir branches are appointed National Vaccine Providers for Pfizer Vaccine.

Fully government subsidised options are available if you are eligible (no payment required). 

All vaccines are administered by our resident doctors, who can answer all your queries prior to your vaccination. 

Bedok

Jurong

General FAQ

Pfizer is an mRNA vaccine.

The XBB.1.5 vaccines are updated versions of the original vaccines that target the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant.

The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine, updated for the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant, represents an advanced adaptation of the original formula. This updated vaccine is specifically tailored to combat the XBB.1.5 strain of the Omicron variant. 

Compared to the initial versions, this latest iteration of the Pfizer vaccine has been shown to elicit a stronger immune response. The updated Pfizer vaccine offers improved protection against both the currently circulating and potentially emerging COVID-19 variants. 

In terms of safety, the updated Pfizer vaccine is expected to be comparable to that of previous versions.

You are eligible if you are:

– 12 years and above & due for your COVID primary or booster shot.

(Walk ins are accepted)

Yes, you may receive the Pfizer vaccine as long as it has been at least 28 days since your recovery (if applicable). 

The Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccine functions by using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), a type of genetic material. This mRNA carries specific instructions to produce the spike protein found on the surface of the SARS CoV-2 virus. Unlike traditional methods, the mRNA in this vaccine is synthetically created, not derived from the actual virus. Once administered via an intramuscular injection, the body’s cells absorb the vaccine’s mRNA and begin to produce the spike protein.

This process triggers the body’s immune system to generate a robust response, including the production of antibodies and activation of cellular defenses against the spike protein. As a result, the vaccinated individual gains protection since the spike protein is a key component of the virus.

Notably, these spike proteins are harmless on their own; they cannot assemble into the complete SARS CoV-2 virus or cause a COVID-19 infection. Furthermore, the vaccine’s mRNA is transient, lasting only about two days in the body before being naturally degraded. It’s important to note that this mRNA does not integrate into the cell’s nucleus, meaning it does not alter the DNA of the person receiving the vaccine.

The cost of the Pfizer vaccination is fully subsidized and free for:

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders
  • Permanent Residents (PR)

According to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), the use of COVID-19 vaccines is permissible in Islam.

The Pfizer XBB vaccine, like many vaccinations, can lead to several common side effects. These include:

  • Pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the injection.
  • Symptoms such as fever and chills.
  • Headaches, muscle pain, and joint pain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Swelling of lymph nodes, particularly in the neck and arm areas.

These side effects are typically mild and temporary, indicating the body’s immune response to the vaccine.

Please seek medical attention if:

  • Side effects continue or worsen.
  • Fever lasts more than 48 hours (2 days).
  • Respiratory symptoms like cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of taste and smell occur.
  • Heart or chest symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats develop.

The Pfizer vaccination is available at two of our clinics: 

Book an appointment with us, or for more information please refer to the MOH website on vaccinations. 

Get a Flu shot on the same visit!

The annual Influenza Vaccine is also available in clinic at $40 daily. 

Eligible Singaporeans can use Medisave or enjoy Vaccination subsidies

Corporate Insurance

Available corporate plans, TPAs and schemes for more accessible healthcare.

Subsidies

We accept Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and the following: