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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

2018-08-10

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

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 influenza vaccination; Residents of RCHE and residents of RCHD who are aged 65 years or above who have never received pneumococcal vaccine before are eligible to receive a single dose of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), followed by a single dose of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV) 1 year later.

Residents of RCHE and residents of RCHD who are 65 years old or above who have already received 23vPPV, a single dose of PCV13 should be administered 1 year after previous 23vPPV vaccination. For those who have already received PCV13, a single dose of 23vPPV should be administered 1 year after previous PCV13 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

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.