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21 September 2016
Pregnant women  

 
 
Pregnant women

Protect yourself. Protect your baby. Get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends pregnant women to be the top priority group to receive the seasonal influenza vaccination so as to protect them from infection and its complications. Vaccination is effective and safe to pregnant woman and her baby.

Influenza vaccination in pregnant women has shown benefits for both mother and child in terms of reduced acute respiratory infections. The World Health Organization considers inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine is safe in pregnancy and there is no evidence showing such vaccine can cause abnormality in foetus even if given during the first trimester. Pregnant women should consult obstetrics and gynaecology doctors for any queries.

To encourage pregnant women 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

All pregnant women

Private doctors enrolled under Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

HK$ 190 per dose

Pregnant women receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance or holding valid Certificate for Waiver of Medical Charges issued by the Social Welfare Department

Maternal and Child Health Centre of the Department of Health or antenatal clinics of the Hospital Authority under Government Vaccination Programme 

Free vaccination

 

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)
 

Hospital Authority (Government Vaccination Programme) 2300 6555

(Operates from 8:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., from Monday to Friday; closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

 
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