Vaccination Schemes - Children Aged below 12 / Students Attending a Primary School of Hong Kong
(A) Childhood Immunisation Programme
The Government provides free vaccinations to Hong Kong children against certain infectious diseases under the Childhood Immunisation Programme. For details, please click here.
(B) Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
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. The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends children between the age of 6 months and less than 12 years as priority group to receive seasonal influenza vaccination every year, as they have a higher risk of suffering from severe influenza.
To encourage children to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, the Government will provide free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons:
(Please note that some schools may arrange healthcare personnel to provide outreach vaccination activities in schools. Please consult your child's school for details.)
In Hong Kong, influenza is usually more common in periods from January to March/April 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.
Vaccination Office, Centre for Health Protection
Hotline: 2125 2125
Fax: 2713 9576
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 hours. No service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.
Hospital Authority (Government Vaccination Programme)
Hotline: 2300 6555
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:45-17:45 hours. No service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.