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Statistics on Vaccination Programmes in the Past 3 years

Statistics on Vaccination Programmes in the Past 3 years
2021-01-31

The Government provides free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination and pneumococcal vaccination to eligible Hong Kong residents (target groups). The following statistics include those doses vaccinated to target groups under the Government Vaccination Programme (GVP), Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS), and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination School Outreach (Free of Charge) Programme (SIVSOP) conducted by the Government. Vaccinations administered through other sectors are not included.


Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

The data pertains to target groups who received the vaccination under the Government Vaccination Programme (GVP), the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) and the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination School Outreach (Free of Charge) Programme (SIVSOP).

Target group

Number of vaccine recipients (% of the persons in the target group)a

2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 (As at 31 January 2021)

Children of age 6 months to under 6 years

106,900 (34.5%) 147,200 (47.4%)b 114,800 (38.1%)b

Children of age 6 to under 12 years

201,300 (55.4%)b 253,500 (68.1%)b 219,900 (60.1%)b

Persons of age 50 to 64 yearsc

156,800 (8.8%) 194,500 (10.7%) 217,900 (12.1%)

Persons of age 65 years or above

555,000 (43.6%) 610,600 (45.8%) 603,300 (43.8%)

Othersd

102,200 112,700 118,800


a
 Only where accurate population statistics available for the group.

The Pilot Programme was launched in October 2018 to provide free SIV to eligible primary students. Given the effectiveness of the Pilot Programme, the DH has regularised the programme in October 2019 to SIVSOP to cover more primary schools, and expanded to reach out to kindergartens and child care centres (KGs/CCCs) on a pilot basis.  The DH has regularised the programme to kindergartens and child care centres (KGs/CCCs) in 2020/21 vaccination season.

Starting from 2016/17, GVP has been expanded to cover people aged between 50 and 64 receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) or holding valid Certificate for Wavier of Medical Charges were eligible for receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccination, while starting from 2018/19, the VSS has been expanded to cover all persons aged between 50 and 64.  .

Eligible pregnant women, persons with chronic medical problems, healthcare workers, poultry workers, pig farmers or pig-slaughtering industry personnel.


Pneumococcal Vaccination

The data below pertains to figures of pneumococcal vaccination for elderly of age 65 years or above under the Government Vaccination Programme and the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme. In 2016/17 season, the Programmes offered a single dose of free or subsidised 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV) to elderly. Starting from October 2017, the Programmes offered an additional dose of free or subsidized 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) to elderly who have high-risk conditions.

2018/19 

2019/20 2020/21
(as at 31 December 2020)

Number of vaccine# recipients (Cumulative % among elderly population +)

132,900(43.9%) 106,300* (44.6%) 47,700^ (46.0%@)

23vPPV or PCV13

& Among them, 52 600 doses of PCV13 were administered as mop-up dose to elderly who had already received 23vPPV.

* Among them, 24 600 doses of PCV13 were administered as mop-up dose to elderly who had already received 23vPPV.

^ Among them, 10,100 doses of PCV13 were administered as mop-up dose to elderly who had already received 23vPPV.

+ Refers to the cumulative percentage of surviving elderly, among elderly population, who had received at least a dose of 23vPPV or PCV13 under the programmes.

The relevant figures are calculated based on the accumulative number of persons vaccinated (excluding those deceased) as at 31 December 2020.