Money mat­ters

Young Parents (Singapore) - - Feature -

Did you know that you can tap into your Medis­ave, Baby Bonus, or your kid’s CDA to pay for child­hood vac­ci­na­tions?

You may use your Medis­ave to cover all vac­ci­na­tions rec­om­mended in the NCIS, up to $400 per ac­count per year, at Medis­ave-ac­cred­ited health-care in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing pri­vate clin­ics.

Ac­cord­ing to the Health Min­istry, you may also use the Baby Bonus cash gift and/or sav­ings in the Child De­vel­op­ment Ac­count (CDA) to pay for all vac­ci­na­tions, in­clud­ing against pneu­mo­coc­cal dis­ease, at Baby Bonusap­proved med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions. These can be used to off­set the bills for your other kids’ shots, as well.

If your child is a Sin­ga­pore cit­i­zen, these vac­cines are free at the poly­clin­ics:

• BCG (tu­ber­cu­lo­sis)

• MMR

• Hib and IPV in the form of a 5-in-1 com­bi­na­tion vac­cine (to­gether with vac­ci­na­tion against diph­the­ria, tetanus, and per­tus­sis (whoop­ing cough)

• Hep­ati­tis B

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