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Vaccination

 

There are numerous infective agents surrounding us every day, some of which are dangerous, or even deadly. Having vaccination can help us develop our immunity and protect us against certain diseases. Some of the common vaccinations (diseases protected) are listed below: 

 

 

Other vaccinations are available upon request, please call our customer services hotline +852 3420 6622 if the vaccination you are looking for is not listed.


Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 

 

Childhood Vaccination

 

It is recommended that children, starting from birth should receive different vaccines to protect them from various types of infectious diseases.

 

marina medical centre primarily offers a standard vaccination programme based on the recommendations of the Department of Health (DoH), Hong Kong SAR.

 

Age

Vaccination Recommended

Protection

Newborn

BCG Vaccine #

Tuberculosis

Hepatitis B Vaccine #

Hepatitis B

2 months

DTaP-IPV-HBV-Hib Vaccine - 1st dose

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)

Pneumococcal Vaccine - 1st dose

Streptococcus Pneumonia

4 months 

DTaP-IPV/Hib Vaccine - 2nd dose

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)

Pneumococcal Vaccine - 2nd dose

 Streptococcus Pneumonia

6 months

DTaP-IPV-HBV-Hib Vaccine - 3rd dose

 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)

Pneumococcal Vaccine - 3rd dose

Streptococcus Pneumonia

12 months

Pneumococcal Vaccine - Booster dose

Streptococcus Pneumonia

15 months

MMRV Vaccine - 1st dose

  Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox

18 months

DTaP-IPV/Hib Vaccine - 4th dose

  Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)

 

# BCG & Hepatitis B vaccinations should have already been given in the hospitals in Hong Kong at birth. These 2 vaccinations are not included in our standard vaccination programme, but are available as individual vaccinations.

 

Vaccines recommended by other countries may be available upon request, please feel free to discuss with our doctors for other available vaccines and individual recommendations.

 

We will also advise on the latest health updates and the vaccines according to the current local situation.

 

Hepatitis Vaccination

 

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by Hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is spread from person to person by contaminated food or drink.

 

Hepatitis B is caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV) that attacks the liver. It can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids of an infected person. A person can get infected in several ways, including having unprotected sex with an infected person, sharing needles when injecting illegal drugs, being stuck with a used needle on the job (e.g. health care and public safety workers), and during birth when the virus passes from an infected mother to her baby.

 

There is no treatment for either Hepatitis A or B, but both can be prevented by vaccinations.

 

 

Hepatitis A Vaccination

 

Dose

Vaccination Schedule

1st Dose

Date of your choice

2nd Dose

 6 months after the 1st dose 

 

Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 


 

Hepatitis B Vaccination

 

Dose

Vaccination Schedule

1st Dose

Date of your choice

2nd Dose

 1 month after the 1st dose 

3rd Dose

5 months after the 2nd dose

 

Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 


 

Hepatitis A & B Vaccination

 

Dose

Vaccination Schedule

1st Dose

Date of your choice

2nd Dose

1 month after the 1st dose

3rd Dose

5 months after the 2nd dose

 

Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination*

 

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common, and is the major cause of cancer of the cervix in women. It also causes genital warts in both sexes, and probably causes cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, penis and throat. We recommend Gardasil brand HPV vaccine, which is an inactivated (not live) vaccine protecting against 9 major types (HPV 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58) of HPV. These include 2 types (HPV 6, 11) that cause about 90% of genital warts in both men and women, 2 types (HPV 16, 18) that cause about 70% of cervical cancer and 2 common types (HPV 52, 58) in Hong Kong that cause about 16% of cervical cancer in women. These types cause 80-90% of HPV related disease in women^. The recommended age for receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine for both boys and girls is at age 9, but older children and young people will still benefit if they have not already been exposed to HPV.

 

 

Dose

Vaccination Schedule

1st Dose

Date of your choice

2nd Dose

2 months after the 1st dose

3rd Dose

4 months after the 2nd dose

 

Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 

*Vaccination is not a substitute for routine cervical screening. We recommend you to have routine cervical screening after vaccination.

^Source from http://www.hpv.com.hk/en/intro-2.xhtml

Travel Vaccination

 

The following vaccinations should all be considered prior to travel, depending on the age of patient, previous protection and destination. Please see one of our doctors for advice on a customised vaccination schedule for your journey.

 

It is important that the would be traveller makes a medical appointment to work out his or her schedule as every person has a different requirement.

 

Vaccine

Protection

MMRV Vaccine

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox

Influenza Vaccine

Seasonal Influenza

Rotavirus Oral Vaccine

Rotavirus

DTaP-IPV-HBV-Hib Vaccine

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hepatitis B,

Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)

Typhoid Vaccine

Typhoid Fever

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Streptococcus Pneumonia

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A

 

If you would like to learn more about the vaccination needed for your chosen destinations, please visit Vaccines Recommended Before Your Trip.

 

For more information about travel medicine, please click here.


Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.

 

 

General population need not receive all vaccinations, some vaccinations are for specific group of people to prevent the targeted diseases. We would recommend you to have the vaccination if you are considered to be high risk group of certain diseases.

 

Vaccine

Protection

Recommended for

Influenza Vaccine

Seasonal Influenza

Aged over 6 months

Chickenpox Vaccine

Chickenpox

Anyone over 12 months who has not had Chickenpox

Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine

Tetanus

Everyone

BCG Vaccine

Tuberculosis

Aged below 15 years

Herpes Zoster Vaccine

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Age at or over 50 years

 

More vaccinations are available upon request, please call our customer services hotline +852 3420 6622 if the vaccination you are looking for is not listed.

 

Please seek advice of our doctor for vaccinations you may need.