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.
To encourage persons receiving Disability Allowance / standard rate of “100% disabled” or “requiring constant attendance” under CSSA to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, the Government will provide free or subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination to the following eligible persons:
|The Following Hong Kong Residents||Available Scheme / Programme||Details of Service Provider||Government Subsidy / Free|
||Vaccination Subsidy Scheme||Enrolled Private Doctors||Government Subsidy HK$240 per dose|
Existing client of designated public clinics AND-
|Government Vaccination Programme||Designated Public Clinics and Hospitals||Free|
*Eligible persons receiving Disability Allowance are reminded to bring the approval letter of successful application for Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department when going for vaccination (vaccination date should fall within the period of receiving Disability Allowance).
AND please sign a self-declaration form provided at VSS clinics / clinics of the Department of Health before vaccination.
Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection, it is advised to get vaccinated at least two weeks before the start of influenza season. The main influenza season in Hong Kong in the past were the winter season in general, which usually started in January. However, if seasonal influenza vaccination is not received before the winter influenza season, it can still be received as soon as possible. Get vaccinated early to ensure protection.
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.