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Vaccination Schemes - Residents of Residential Care Homes (for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities)

Vaccination Schemes - Residents of Residential Care Homes (for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities)
2020-09-01

The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (SCVPD) recommends Residents of Residential Care Homes (for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities) to receive seasonal influenza vaccination to protect from seasonal influenza and its complications. The SCVPD also recommends persons of age 65 or above to receive pneumococcal vaccination to enhance their protection against pneumococcal infection.

Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme

Under Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme, residents of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCHE) or Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (RCHD) are eligible for free seasonal influenza vaccination. Residents of RCHE and residents aged 65 years or above of RCHD are eligible to receive one dose of free 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and one dose of free 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV). Details are as follow:

  1. Residents who have never received PCV13 or 23vPPV before are eligible for one dose of free PCV13, and followed by one dose of free 23vPPV one year later
  2. Residents who have already received 23vPPV are eligible for one dose of free PCV13 one year after previous 23vPPV vaccination
  3. Residents who have already received PCV13 are eligible for one dose of free 23vPPV one year after previous PCV13 vaccination
  4. Residents who have already received both PCV13 and 23vPPV do not need to receive any pneumococcal vaccination

Please approach your Residential Care Home for further information.

Vaccine
Service Provider Government Subsidy/ Free
Residents of RCHE
(excluding day care centre users)
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine and Pneumococcal Vaccine Visiting Medical Officer Free
Residents / Boarders of RCHD
who are 65 years old or above
(excluding day care centre users or day pupils)
Residents / Boarders of RCHD
who are below 65 years old
(excluding day care centre users or day pupils)
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

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.