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Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
2022-09-09
Vaccination Subsidy Scheme 2021/22
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The season of 2022-23 seasonal influenza vaccination commenced on 6 October 2022.

Know More About Influenza

Know More About Influenza

Vaccination Subsidy Level and Eligible Groups

Vaccination Subsidy Level and Eligible Groups

List of Participating Doctors Enrolled in VSS

List of Participating Doctors Enrolled in VSS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Health Education Materials

Health Education Materials

Press Releases

Press Releases

Know More About Influenza

Influenza is an acute illness of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. Influenza occurs in Hong Kong throughout the year, but is usually more common in periods from January to March/April and from July to August. The virus mainly spreads by respiratory droplets. The disease is characterised by fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache, muscle aches and general tiredness. It is usually self-limiting with recovery in two to seven days. However, if persons with weakened immunity and elderly persons get infected, it can be a serious illness and may be complicated by bronchitis, pneumonia, encephalopathy, or even death in the most serious cases.

Why Should You Receive Seasonal Influenza Vaccination?

Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) is one of the effective means to prevent seasonal influenza and its complications, as well as reduce influenza related hospitalisation and death.

There is increasing evidence suggesting that a person contracting influenza and COVID-19 at the same time may be more seriously ill and has a higher risk of death, and influenza vaccination may reduce the likelihood of hospitalisation and length of stay. As Hong Kong continues to face the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that people who are at greater risk of influenza infection are prioritized to receive SIV, to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed.


Enquiry

Programme Management and Vaccination Division
Tel: 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.