Under the VSS 2017/18, subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination will be provided to Hong Kong residents including pregnant women, elderly aged 65 years or above, children aged 6 months to under 12 years (or attending primary school in Hong Kong), persons with intellectual disability and persons receiving Disability Allowance at private medical doctors enrolled in the Scheme. The subsidy is HK$190 per dose of seasonal influenza vaccination.
Since 2009, Hong Kong residents aged 65 years or above who have never received pneumococcal vaccination before, the Government will also subsidise HK$190 for one dose of 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccination (23vPPV). To strengthen the prevention of pneumococcal infection, starting in 2017/18, Government will provide one dose of subsidised 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and one dose of subsidised 23vPPV one year after to elderly aged 65 years or above with high-risk conditions. Subsidy level of one dose of 23vPPV is HK$190. Subsidy level of one dose of PCV13 is HK$730. Details:
High-risk conditions include:
The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection has recommended eligible persons to receive yearly seasonal influenza vaccination and elderly to receive pneumococcal vaccination because of their higher disease-related complication risk and hospitalisation rate. The latest recommendations can be viewed at: http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/sas6/101/110/106.html
Eligible Pregnant Women
Women are eligible for subsidised seasonal influenza if they are Hong Kong residents and pregnant.
Elderly are eligible for subsidised seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations if they are Hong Kong residents AND aged 65 years or above this year.
Children are eligible for subsidised influenza vaccination if they are Hong Kong residents AND meet either of the following conditions on the day of vaccination:
Eligible Persons with Intellectual Disability
Persons are eligible for subsidized influenza vaccination if they are Hong Kong residents AND have the following document proof:
*The term "mentally handicap" is also accepted.
Please bring along the above document.
Eligible Persons receiving Disability Allowance
Persons are eligible for subsidized influenza vaccination if they are Hong Kong residents AND receiving the Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department (SWD). Please bring along the approval letter for Disability Allowance issued by SWD.
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