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Vaccination Schemes - Persons with Intellectual Disability

Vaccination Schemes - Persons with Intellectual Disability

2018-08-10

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.

To encourage persons with intellectual disability to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, Department of Health 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
Persons with Intellectual Disability (PID) who are also clients/ patients of public clinics or hospitals of the Hospital Authority Government Vaccination Programme Designated Public Clinics and Hospitals Free
(Non-institutionalized) PID receiving services in designated institutions# Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme Visiting Medical Officer Free
PID holding the Registration Card for People with Disabilities (with indication of intellectual disability) or a certificate certifying the person is eligible for VSS issued by a registered doctor or the person in-charge from the designated institutions serving the PID Vaccination Subsidy Scheme Enrolled Private Doctors Government Subsidy HK$210 per dose

# Designated institutions include Day Activity Centres, District Support Centres for Persons with Disabilities, Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Services Centres, Sheltered Workshops, Aided Special Schools (including schools for Children with Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment) and Integrated Vocational Training Centres.

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

Vaccination Office, Centre for Health Protection
Hotline: 2125 2125
Fax: 2713 9576
E-mail: vacs@dh.gov.hk
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.