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1 September 2017
Children aged less than 12 years/ Primary School Students  

 
 
Children aged less than 12 years/ Primary School Students

Vaccination is an effective way of protecting your child against infectious diseases. The Government provides free vaccinations to Hong Kong children against certain infectious diseases under the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Seasonal influenza vaccination is one of the effective means to prevent seasonal influenza and its complications together with reduction in influenza related hospitalisation and death. The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends children between the age of 6 months and less than 12 years as priority group to receive seasonal influenza vaccination every year, as they have a higher risk of suffering from severe influenza.

To encourage children to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, the Government will provide free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons.

The following Hong Kong Residents

Service Provider

Government subsidy

Children of age between 6 months and less than 12 years; or those aged 12 years or above but attending a primary school in Hong Kong

Private doctors enrolled under Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

HK$ 190 per dose

Children of age between 6 months and less than 12 years, or those aged 12 years or above but attending a primary school in Hong Kong, who come from families receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance or holders of valid Certificate for Waiver of Medical Charges issued by the Social Welfare Department 

Under the Government Vaccination Programme:

Maternal and Child Health Centres (6 months to under 6 years old or attending kindergartens or child care centres) of the Department of Health

The Student Health Service Centres (6 years to under 12 years old or attending primary schools) of the Department of Health

Free vaccination

In Hong Kong, influenza is usually more common in periods from January to March and from July to August. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body. Get vaccinated early to ensure protection.

 

Enquiry Hotline

Department of Health 2125 2125

(Operates from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday; closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

 
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