Am I Allowed to Get the Flu Vaccine if I Am Currently Ill?

doctor giving a patient flu vaccine

Medically Reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam (M.B.B.S. Singapore) As flu season approaches, many individuals may find themselves questioning whether they should still receive the flu vaccine if they are currently feeling unwell. This article aims to address this common concern by providing insights into the safety and efficacy of getting the flu vaccine while experiencing […]

Is the Flu Vaccine in Singapore Free?

female patient pointing at her vaccinated arm

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. In Singapore, the flu vaccine is an essential tool in preventing the spread of influenza and reducing the risk of flu-related complications, especially among vulnerable populations.  One common question that arises is whether the flu vaccine in Singapore is provided […]

Common Misconceptions About the Flu Vaccine: Debunking Myths

vial of flu vaccine with a syringe

Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) In recent years, the importance of flu vaccination has become increasingly recognized as a vital measure for protecting public health. However, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine, numerous misconceptions continue to circulate.  In this article, we will address […]

What is the Difference Between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Flu Vaccine?

elderly couple showing off their vaccinations

Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) In the ongoing global effort to combat influenza, an in-depth understanding of the flu vaccine becomes increasingly critical. The distinctive nature of flu seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres has led to the development of flu vaccines specifically tailored to each region.  In this […]

Why Do Flu Vaccines Contain Eggs? And What to Do if You Have an Egg Allergy?

young man giving a thumbs up sign while getting vaccinated

Reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam, M.B.B.S (Singapore) Flu vaccines have long been a crucial tool in preventing the spread of influenza. However, one peculiar aspect of these vaccines often raises eyebrows: the inclusion of eggs in their production. In this article, we explore why flu vaccines contain eggs, the processes involved, and what individuals with […]