This is a discussion on 6 in 1 needles within the Singapore Pediatricians and Baby friendly Doctors forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Dear mummies, my baby is scheduled for the second injection of the Hep B nect tuesday at the polyclinic after ...
Dear mummies, my baby is scheduled for the second injection of the Hep B nect tuesday at the polyclinic after just one month old. However, when i was visiting a pediatrician recently, the clinic assistant told me that if i want to let my child go for the 6 in 1, i should not bring her for the hep b injection at polyclinic. Can any of the mummies help to enlighten me whether is it so? Thanks much in advance.
yes 6in1 includes hep b alrdy.. that time i didnt know they change 'law' so i let dear son take 2nd hep b at polyclinic then after that my pediatrician told me he only can take 5in1 so we let him take 5in1.. but he was ill ofdten so the jab keep draggin.. he supposed to take his last 5in1 jab at 5th month and 3rd hep b at 6mth but his last 5in1 lucky lucky fall at 6mth so my pediatrician let him take 6in1 that day, 5in1 + hep b together..
ok, like that i think i forgo the jab at polyclinic. Any place to recommend good and cheap 6 in 1 packages cause the one i went to charge 390 exluding doctor consultation fees. Is it expensive?
where do you live? some paed clinic's actually waived the consult if you go there for vaccination.
for my pediatrician, he waived off the consultation fee cos dear son took 5in1, pneunomoccal, rotarix vaccine together... this 3 total around $420... 1st time pay 420, 2nd month also. only the last time we pay $300++ cos rotarix only 2 doses =)
i staying at punggol area. The clinic assistant told me that the charges are not inclusive of doctor's consulation fees, so technically they would not waive the charges. How's the charges at Sengkang's kidslink?
Some polyclinic offers 6 in 1....you might want to check it out, and it is definitely cheaper than pediatrician.......
Our nearby polyclinic dont offer 6 in 1 so, we got the 5 in 1 jab for our son.....the jabs at the polyclinic each jab is $87.50 and the rest of the jabs at the pediatrician......
We intend to give our son the Pneumococal when he turns 2.......and pediatrician only charging us $120, for rotavirus he charge us $100
hougang polyclinic provides 6in1.. that time the nurse told us take 2nd hep b 1st then 3rd month onwards take 6in1... now i not sure.. cos not sure if they got follow those private pediatrician's way which is combine 2nd hep b into the jab anot...
I think the cheapest charges I've seen so far for private pracititioners is Healthway Medical Group. I send my kids to a paed in Tampines St 11 for their vaccinations. The doc is quick with her hands and her charges are not too exp too.
Thank you all mummies for the quick reply. Have decided to go to a private pediatrician for the jab. Cost is around $470 all in.
brought my daughter for her 2nd dose of Hep B jab yesterday at Hougang polyclinic. was told that 2nd dose of Hep B jab must take before 2 month old and only can take 6 in 1 jab when she is 5 months old so when she is 6 months, dont need to go for the 3rd dose of Hep B as its already include in the 6 in 1.
i not too sure about tis.. coz before i went down, i did call and check with them regarding their 5 in 1 and 6 in 1 jab.. they also didn't tell me i can let her have the 6 in 1 jab in 2nd month. The officer that call me back just told me i need to bring her down for her 2nd dose of hep B jab before she is 2month old. quite confusing for me too
Immunisation chart above shows when to take injection.
Polyclinic offered 6-in-1 jab at $326.10, 5-in-1 at $290.40 and pneumococcal at $160...still wondering whether to choose private pediatrician or polyclinic for the jab...think polyclinic is still cheapest right?
Polyclinic told me 6-in-1 jab's first dose start at 3 mths and got 4 doses (my note stated, dont't know whether i wrote or heard wrongly), so i am confused now....anyone knows? please share thanks.
the 6-in-1 jab can start from:
- 6 week = 1st dose of 6-in-1
- 3 month = 2nd dose "
- 5th-6th month = last dose "
- 2 month = 1st dose of 6-in-1
- 4 month = 2nd dose "
- 6 month = last dose "
btw, for pneumoccocal, it can be pay by Medisave at Polyclinic but private clinic cannot. i think that's the biggest diffe =)
and the 400+ at private clinic is for 1 visit, 1 dose 5 (6)in1, 1 edose rotavirus, 1 dose pneumoccocal... and not a package of the 5(6)in1...=)
So the 400+ at pediatrician include 6 in 1, rotavirus & pneumoccocal....seemed like quite good deal lol. Polyclinic also provide the rotavirus vaccine?
babe, you got what i mean when i said include 6in + rota + pnue?? what i meant was, the 400++ is NOT 1 time payment.. okay i explain this way:
dear son took:
3rd month - 5in1 + rota + pneu = around $420
5th month - 5in1 + rota + pneu = around $420 (fyi, he was supposed to take at 4th month old but he was ill so postpone until 5th month)
6th month - 6in1 (include 3rd hep b) + pneu = around $340..
if you take 6in1 then the price will be slightly higher instead of $420.. as for rota, polyclinic is not providing this at the moment from what i know =)
pediatrician allowed him to take 6in1 which included 3rd hep b was becos he was 6mth old alrdy, that last dose of 5in1 was supposed to be taken when he was 5th month old but lik what i mentioned, he was ill so 2nd dose postpone to 5mth, then 3rd does postpone to 6mth..
and his pneu CANNOT be paid by medisave cos his pediatrician is consider private.. as for polyclinic, can use medisave but only for the pneu jab, the rest only can use cash or CDA acc to pay =)
understand babe?? btw, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Last edited by apollo; 01-01-2010 at 01:27 AM.