While the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (JSC) under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH do not recommend a mass Mpox (also known as monkeypox) vaccination programme, the JSC updated its consensus interim recommendations on September 15 and recommended, among others, the use of third-generation vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis for contacts of confirmed cases as well as pre-exposure vaccination for individuals at high risk of exposure. According to the recommendation by the JSC, a two-dose regime is required while those who have received smallpox vaccine will only need one dose.
Eligibility: Under the programme, the following high-risk target groups can receive Mpox vaccination on a voluntary basis:
Starting from October 5, vaccination will be provided for high-risk target groups at
1. SIX Social Hygiene Service Clinics (namely Wan Chai Male SocHS, Wan Chai Female SocHS, Yau Ma Tei Male SocHS, Yung Fung Shee SocHS, Fanling SocHS and Tuen Mun SocHS). Relevant clients can obtain further information from the respective clinics. For details of the clinics, please refer to the following websites: www.dh.gov.hk/english/tele/tele_chc/tele_chc_shcf.html and www.dh.gov.hk/english/tele/tele_chc/tele_chc_shcm.html.
2. Such service would also be provided to clients at: