​​Preventive care is an integral part of primary care. Adult and childhood vaccinations provide personal protection against important vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and help achieve herd immunity in the population. Childhood Developmental Screening (CDS), which is often conducted together with childhood​​ vaccinations, allows family doctors to screen for developmental delays in children to ensure timely referrals for any necessary early intervention.

To improve the affordability and accessibility of these services, subsidies for nationally recommended vaccinations and CDS will be made available at all CHAS GP clinics with effect from 1 November 2020.