Dr Wong Ann Mei, Senior Staff Registrar from Post-Acute and Continuing Care (PACC) at Sengkang Community Hospital (SKCH), under SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH), answers questions on health screening and vaccination.
Health screening and vaccination are two key types of adult preventive care.
Health screening serves to detect certain conditions before symptoms arise. This is ideal as early detection and treatment can result in better outcomes, reduced risk of complications and cost savings compared to delayed treatment.
Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine (orally or through injections) to build a person's resistance to specific infections. Common vaccines include the flu (influenza) vaccine, chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.
If you have questions on either health screening or vaccination such as: At my age, what health screening tests I should go for? Or isn't natural immunity better than vaccine-induced immunity?
Here's your chance to ask Dr Wong Ann Mei, Senior Staff Registrar with the department of Post-Acute and Continuing Care (PACC) at
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About Dr Wong Ann Mei
Dr Wong Ann Mei is a Senior Staff Registrar with the department of Post-Acute and Continuing Care (PACC) at Sengkang Community Hospital (SKCH), which is under SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH). She has a special interest in holistic patient-centred care management.
Dr Wong graduated from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in 2011. She completed the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2018 and is currently a tutor for trainees undertaking the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) under the College of Family Physician (CFPS). Dr Wong was awarded the Best Junior Resident in 2012.
In her current role, Dr Wong delivers person-centred care to patients with complex care needs. She partners patients in working towards good health by practising preventive medicine through recommended health screenings and appropriate vaccinations.
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