Vaccination Subsidy Scheme 2018/19 to start on October 10Print

Dear Friends,

With the launch of the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) 2018/19 this Wednesday (October 10), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (October 8) reminded eligible persons to receive subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) in a timely manner to better protect themselves in the coming winter influenza season.

Please access the links below for the details of the press release:
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Chinese version:

The coverage of the VSS in 2018/19 has been extended from elderly persons aged 65 or above to Hong Kong residents aged 50 or above, increasing the number of beneficiaries of the scheme by about 1.8 million. The subsidy for SIV under the VSS will also be increased from $190 to $210 per dose for all eligible groups.

The eligible groups are Hong Kong residents who are:

· Persons aged 50 years or above;
· Children aged 6 months to under 12 years;
· Persons with intellectual disabilities;
· Persons receiving Disability Allowance, regardless of types of disabilities (i.e. physical, mental, intellectual or other conditions); and
· Pregnant women.

Eligible groups can receive subsidised vaccination from enrolled private doctors in their clinics. Enrolled doctors should display the designated logo near the entrance of their clinics and a pricing poster in the clinic showing their charges. The list of enrolled doctors and their service fees after deducting the government subsidy has been uploaded to the eHealth System (Subsidies)

The public, especially eligible groups, may call the CHP’s hotline (2125 2125) for enquiries during office hours or visit the CHP’s Vaccination Schemes page for more information.

We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your colleagues, work associates and/or business partners so that they could adopt proper preventive measures.

Thank you very much for your support.

Department of Health

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