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Vaccination Schemes - Children Aged below 12 / Students Attending a Primary School of Hong Kong

Vaccination Schemes - Children Aged below 12 / Students Attending a Primary School of Hong Kong
2020-09-01

(A) Childhood Immunisation Programme

Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme provides free immunisations to children, please click the following group for detail:

  • Newborn to 18-Month Old
  • Primary Students
    To prevent cervical cancer, starting from 2019/20 school year, Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme has been providing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to eligible female primary school students. Please click here to know more about the HPV vaccination.

(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, for reducing influenza related complications such as excess hospitalisations or deaths. Studies in overseas have shown that vaccinating young school children may potentially reduce school absenteeism and influenza transmission in the community.

To encourage children to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, the Government will provide free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons:

The Following Hong Kong Residents

Available Scheme / Programme

Details of Service Provider

Government Subsidy / Free

Children who are -

  • between 6 months and less than 12 years old; or
  • 12 years old or above but attending a primary school in Hong Kong

Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

Enrolled Private Doctors

Government subsidy HK$240 per dose

Children -

  • between 6 months and less than 12 years old, or 12 years old or above but attending a primary school in Hong Kong; and
  • come from families receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance or holders of valid Certificate for Waiver of Medical Charges issued by the Social Welfare Department

Government Vaccination Programme

Maternal and Child Health Centres of the Department of Health:
6 months to under 6 years old or attending kindergartens or child care centres

Student Health Service Centres of the Department of Health:
6 years to under 12 years old or age 12 or above but attending primary schools

Free

Students of schools participating in 2020/21 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination School Outreach (Free of Charge) (regardless of Hong Kong resident status)

2020/21 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination School Outreach (Free of Charge)

Vaccination outreach team (by the Department of Health or through public-private-partnership)

Free

Children aged 6 months to under 12 years at Residential Child Care Centres

Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme

Visiting Medical Officer

Free

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.


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.

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.