The VSS 2023/24 has launched on 28 September 2023. Persons eligible for subsidised influenza vaccination are Hong Kong residents of the following groups: Pregnant women, Persons aged 50 years or above, Children aged 6 months to under 18 years or attending a secondary school in Hong Kong*, Persons with intellectual disability, Persons receiving Disability Allowance and Recipients of standard rate of "100% disabled" or "requiring constant attendance" under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme.
Eligible persons are entitled to receive subsidised influenza vaccination from private doctors enrolled in the VSS. The subsidy level of seasonal influenza vaccine is $260 per dose. The doctor may impose extra fees, some doctors may not charge extra fee. In Hong Kong, influenza is usually more common in periods from January to March/ April and from July to August. It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body. It is recommended to get vaccinated early to ensure protection.
Women are eligible for subsidised seasonal influenza if they are Hong Kong residents and pregnant.
Elderly are eligible for subsidised seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations if they are Hong Kong residents AND aged 65 years or above this year.
Persons Aged between 50 and 64 Years
Persons are eligible for subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination if they are Hong Kong residents AND aged between 50 and 64 years this year.
Children (Persons of age between 6 months and less than 18 years)
Children are eligible for subsidised influenza vaccination if they are Hong Kong residents AND meet either of the following conditions on the day of vaccination:
（ *VSS for 12 to 17 years old or hongkong secondary school student start form 10 Nov 2022 ）
*The term "mentally handicap" is also accepted.Please bring along the above document.
(Please submit a photocopy of the above document to the doctor and sign a self-declaration form provided by the doctor enrolled in the VSS before vaccination.)
For details of the subsidy scheme, please visit : https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/46199.html
Source: Centre for Health Protection
last update : 6 Sept 2023
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