Healthier for longer: improving adult immunisation uptake in Singapore

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
ILCUK
Publisher
International Longevity Centre - UK
Date of publication
19 March 2020
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In Singapore, due to a rapidly ageing society, rates of chronic and age-related health conditions are rising which is leading to greater health service utilisation and costs. Adult immunisation could play a significant role in limiting the strain and cost to the health system, especially in light of a number of additional risk factors including: the lack of a distinct flu season, a large temporary population and high rates of pneumonia. However, despite recent government-led efforts to promote adult vaccination, vaccine uptake rates remain low.

 

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