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School Immunisation Teams

School Immunisation Teams
2021-02-01

The main tasks of the School Immunisation Teams (SIT) under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) are:

  1. providing immunisation services to Primary One students, Primary Five female students, and Primary Six students in Hong Kong under Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme (HKCIP) of the Department of Health (DH);
  2. providing mop-up for primary school students who have not completed basic immunisation or have not received booster (including students newly arrived in Hong Kong and students who have missed the visits by SIT); and
  3. instilling health knowledge about immunisations in students, school staff, and parents, and strengthening their awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases. 
Prior to the establishment of SIT, Immunisation services for primary school students were provided by the then four district offices of DH.

Mode of Operation

Each year, SIT visit Hong Kong Primary Schools for two immunisation campaigns, namely "Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccination Campaign" and "Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Chickenpox Vaccination Campaign". During the two campaigns, Hepatitis B Vaccine mop-up will be provided to Primary Six students who have not received 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine on schedule.

Starting from the second semester of 2019/20 school year, SIT provide the first dose of HPV vaccine (cervical cancer vaccine) to Primary Five female students at their schools, and a second dose when they reach Primary Six in the following school year.

In addition to visiting primary schools to provide students with vaccination, SIT also have sub-district offices for mop-up vaccination for students who have not completed basic immunisation or have not received booster.

Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme

Age/Grade Immunisation Recommended
The following vaccinations are administered at Maternal and Child Health Centres. Please click here for details.
Newborn
  • Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - First dose
1 month
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Second dose
2 months
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus (DTaP-IPV) Vaccine - First dose
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine - First dose
4 months
  • DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Second dose
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine - Second dose
6 months
  • DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Third dose
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Third dose
12 months
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine - First dose
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine - Booster dose
  • Varicella Vaccine - First dose
18 months
  • DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine - Second dose*
The following vaccinations are administered by SIT
Primary 1
Primary 5
Primary 6

* Children born on or after 1.7.2018 receive MMRV vaccine at 18 months old in Maternal and Child Health Centres. Children born between 1.1.2013 and 30.6.2018 receive MMRV vaccine in Primary 1.

^ Starting from the 2019/20 school year, eligible female students receive the first dose of 9-valent HPV vaccine in Primary 5 and the second dose when they reach Primary 6 in the next school year.

& SIT provide Hepatitis B vaccine and MMR vaccine mop-up to Primary 6 students who have not received three doses of Hepatitis B vaccines according to the immunisation schedule or who have not completed MMR vaccination according to the immunisation schedule, respectively.

Application for Copy of Childhood Immunisation Record

SIT retain immunisation records from school year 2004/05 onwards till the students reach the age of 21 years. If you have received immunisation(s) at Hong Kong primary schools or SIT offices from the said school year onwards and are applying for a copy of immunisation record, please complete the application form below and return it to SIT as instructed on the application form for the retrieval of record:

<Please click here for the Application Form>

Copy of Childhood Immunisation Record can only be collected in person at Tsuen Wan Office. If a third party is authorised to collect the copy, please complete and bring along the authorisation letter below:

<Please click here for the Authorisation Letter>

Applicant has to be 18 years old or above. If the Data Subject is under 18 years old, the application must be made by his/her parent or legal guardian.



Contact Us

Office Address Telephone Number Service Hours

Tsuen Wan Office

2/F, 115 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan

2615 8585 / 2615 8563

Mon:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:30pm

Tue to Fri:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Kowloon Office

Rm 215, 2/F
Centre for Health Protection
147C Argyle Street
Kowloon

2753 8095

Tue, Thur:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Lek Yuen Office

Rm 120, 1/F
Lek Yuen Health Centre
9 Lek Yuen Street
Shatin

3583 2945

Tue:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

North District Office

Room 311, 3/F, North District
Government Offices Building
3 Pik Fung Road, Fanling

2675 1682

Fri:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Sai Ying Pun Office

Rm 12, 5/F
Sai Ying Pun Jockey Club
Polyclinic Clinic
134 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong

2859 8236

Wed:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Yuen Long Office

Room 316, 3/F
Yuen Long District Office Building
269 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long

2475 2630

Thur:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Remarks:

  • All offices of School Immunisation Teams are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays