What is the Hepatitis B vaccine?
The Hepatitis B vaccine helps to prevent infection caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).
Hepatitis B can cause serious liver disease. It is spread by direct contact with blood or other body fluids from an infected disease, or from sharing items such as toothbrushes or razors with an infected person.
What are some symptoms of Hepatitis B?
Symptoms may include:
Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
Hepatitis B may also be asymptomatic. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms, or wish to understand more about Hepatitis B and it's vaccination.
Who should receive the Hepatitis B vaccine?
According to the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), all children should receive three doses at the recommended intervals. Infants should get their first dose at birth, and will usually be able to complete the series by 6 months of age.
According to the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), adults (18 years or older) who have not been previously vaccinated, or do not have evidence of past infection or immunity should receive three doses.
The three doses should be conducted as follows:
Second Dose (1 month after first dose)
Third Dose (6 months after first dose)
Hepatitis B Vaccine Prices
Engerix-B for Hepatitis B (3 doses)
$180 > $60 per dose
(Healthier SG subsidies for Eligible Patients - $0 per dose)
Twinrix for Hepatitis A and B (3 doses)
$360 > $120 per dose
Havrix for Hepatitis A (2 doses)
$210 > $105 per dose
Prices are subject to GST.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Subsidies
Singapore Citizens who meet certain criterias may also be eligible for vaccine subsidies at our CHAS GP clinics.
Our Healthier SG patients can enjoy fully subsidised hepatitis B vaccine at $0 per dose
How can I book a Hepatitis B Vaccine Appointment?
Please contact us through Phone or WhatsApp at 87840093. Our friendly staff will help to arrange an appointment for you.
Above information adapted from HealthHub.