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Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Pneumococcal Vaccination

Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Pneumococcal Vaccination
2020-10-16
Vaccination Subsidy Scheme 2020/21
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The Vaccination Subsidy Scheme for pneumococcal vaccination runs throughout the year.

Know More About Pneumococcal Infection

Know More About Pneumococcal Infection

Scheme Background

Scheme Background

Vaccination Subsidy Level

Vaccination Subsidy Level

Eligible Persons

Eligible Persons

What Are High-Risk Conditions

What Are High-Risk Conditions

Details of Vaccination Subsidy

Details of Vaccination Subsidy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Pneumococcal Vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Pneumococcal Vaccination

Health Education Materials

Health Education Materials

Press Releases

Press Releases

Know More About Pneumococcal Infection

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) presents in the upper respiratory tracts even in healthy carriers. It is the causative agent of pneumococcal infections. Although pneumococcal infection generally causes mild illnesses such as sinus or middle ear infections, it may also cause severe or even life-threatening invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) such as bacteremic pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis.

Why Should You Receive Pneumococcal Vaccination?

The outcomes for IPD are usually more severe among young children and elderly. The treatment of pneumococcal infections usually involves the use of antibiotic(s). However, there is a problem of increasing resistance of the bacterium to antibiotics, which makes prevention of pneumococcal infections important. Pneumococcal vaccination is one of the most effective means of preventing pneumococcal diseases.


Enquiry

Programme Management and Vaccination Division
Tel: 2125 2125
Fax: 2713 9576
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 hours. No service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.