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This application is a service of the Singapore Government.

Health Sciences Authority

Medication or Vaccination

Medication-or-Vaccination

You will not be accepted as a blood donor if you are taking drugs for any current infections or heart diseases, or are undergoing cancer treatment.

Please postpone your donation:

  • At least 2 days (48 hours) after:
    • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • At least 3 days after:
    • Taking Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Most prescription medication (excluding paracetamol, anti-histamines or sedatives)
  • At least 1 week after:
    • Taking antibiotics
  • At least 2 weeks after:
    • Typhoid vaccination (oral vaccination only) 
    • Measles vaccination
    • Mumps vaccination
    • Polio (oral vaccination only)
    • Yellow Fever vaccination
    • BCG (tuberculosis) vaccination
  • At least 4 weeks after:
    • Rubella (German Measles) vaccination
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) vaccination
    • Propecia (for hair loss)
    • Isotretinoin e.g. Accutane, Roaccutane etc (for acne treatment)

If the vaccine you received or medication you took is not included in the above list, kindly call 62130626 to speak to our medical staff.