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1 September 2017
Persons receiving Disability Allowance  

 

 

Persons receiving Disability Allowance

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.

To encourage persons receiving Disability Allowance to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, Department of Health will provide free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons.

The following Hong Kong residents

Service Provider

Government Subsidy

All persons receiving Disability Allowance

Private doctors enrolled under Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

HK$ 190 per dose

Persons receiving Disability Allowance who are also clients/ patients of public clinics or hospitals of the Hospital Authority

Public clinics or hospitals of the Hospital Authority under Government Vaccination Programme

Free Vaccination

Eligible persons receiving Disability Allowance are reminded to bring the approval letter of successful application for Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department when going for vaccination. (vaccination date should fall within the period of receiving Disability Allowance)

Sample of approval letter of successful application for Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department 

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

Telephone: 2125 2125
(Operates from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday; closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Email: vacs@dh.gov.hk
Fax: 2713 9576
 
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