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Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Details of Vaccination Subsidy Scheme - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
2020-10-16
Vaccination Subsidy Scheme 2020/21
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To receive seasonal influenza vaccination annually.

The 2020/21 Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) commences on 8 Oct 2020.

Know More About Influenza

Know More About Influenza

Eligible Groups

Eligible Groups

Vaccination Subsidy Level

Vaccination Subsidy Level

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 is one of the effective means to prevent seasonal influenza and its complications, as well as reduce influenza related hospitalisation and death. Given that influenza vaccines are safe and effective and severe cases can occur even in healthy persons, all members of the public aged 6 months or above, except those with known contraindications, should receive seasonal influenza vaccination for personal 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.