Seasonal influenza vaccination is one of the effective means to prevent seasonal influenza and its complications together with reduction in influenza related hospitalisation and death. The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends persons with chronic medical problems as priority group to receive seasonal influenza vaccination every year, as they have a higher risk of suffering from severe influenza.
To encourage people to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, the Government will provide free or subsidized seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons:
|The following Hong Kong Residents||Available Scheme / Programme||Details of Service Provider||Government Subsidy / Free|
|In-patients with high-risk conditions* in hospitals under Hospital Authority||Government Vaccination Programme||Designated Public Clinics and Hospitals||Free|
|Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients or holders of valid Certificate for Waiver of Medical Charges issued by the Social Welfare Department aged below 50 years with high-risk conditions* attending public clinics|
|Paediatric out-patients with high-risk conditions* or on long-term aspirin therapy|
|Persons with intellectual disability who are also clients or patients of public clinics or hospitals under Hospital Authority|
|Persons receiving Disability Allowance who are also clients or patients of public clinics or hospitals under Hospital Authority|
|Persons receiving standard rate of "100% disabled" or "requiring constant attendance" under CSSA who are also clients or patients of public clinics or hospitals under Hospital Authority|
* List of high-risk conditions eligible for receiving free seasonal influenza vaccine under Government Vaccination Programme:
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.
Hospital Authority (Government Vaccination Programme)
Hotline: 2300 6555
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:45-17:45 hours. No service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.