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Vaccination Schemes - Persons Receiving Disability Allowance

Vaccination Schemes - Persons Receiving Disability Allowance

2018-08-10

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 to receive seasonal influenza vaccination, Department of Health 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
All persons receiving Disability Allowance Vaccination Subsidy Scheme Enrolled Private Doctors Government Subsidy HK$210 per dose
Persons receiving Disability Allowance who are also clients / patients of public clinics or hospitals of the Hospital Authority 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).

Sample of approval letter of successful application for Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department

In Hong Kong, influenza is usually more common in periods from January to March/April and from July to August. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body. Get vaccinated early to ensure protection.


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. 

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.