Do you know that Children who are 6 months to 5 years old are at risk of serious flu complications? 
With effect from 01 January 2014, up to $400 per medisave account per year may be used for flu vaccination for people in the high-risk group. 


The following group of people are at risk for complications related with influenza infection:

1. Persons aged 65 years and older;

2. Children who are 6 months to 5 years;

3. Adults and children who have chronic disorders of the lungs (including asthma) or heart;

4. Adults and children who suffer from chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes); people with kidney malfunction like those on dialysis; those with a blood disorder like thalassemia;

5. People whose immune resistance is lowered due to medications or those whose immune system is weakened due to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection;

6. Children and teenagers aged 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy (they are at risk of Reye syndrome, which is a deadly disease that affects all body organs especially the liver and brain, after influenza infection);

7. Women who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

Find out more about Influenza here