Influenza Vaccine (2021-2022)
Seasonal influenza is approaching, and vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent the infection and its complications. It is recommended that all members of the public aged 6 months or above, except those with known contraindications, should receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for personal protection.
In addition, you may consider receiving the vaccine by nasal spray depending on your health condition and need. Please consult a doctor if you have any questions.
Latest Update over the influenza vaccination rate
Date: 6th Jan 2022
According to the latest statistics, the current vaccination rate among different age groups is way below optimal.
Currently, a total of 433K doses of influenza vaccine have been administered thru the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS). The good side is vaccination uptake rate among primary school children has already reached 65.6%, which was higher than the 2020 figure.
However, the following 3 groups still show a substantial low percentage:
|Age Group||Number of injections administered||Coverage|
|Persons aged 50 to 64 years||175,800||9.9%|
|Elderly aged 65 years or above||506,000||35.3%|
|Children aged between 6 months to under 6 Years||105,400||36.9%|
If you read this content and you or the person you knew fall under this category, we strongly appeal that you or your friends consider the flu jab or FluMist if you haven't done so to protect yourself and the ones surrounding you.
Vaccination subsidy scheme 2021/22
Under the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) 2021/22, subsidised seasonal influenza vaccination will be provided to eligible Hong Kong residents starting from 6th Oct, 2021.
Eligible groups as the followings:
- Pregnant Women
- Persons of Age 50 Years or Above
- A person with Intellectual Disability (PID)
- Recipients of Disability Allowance
- Recipients of Standard Rate of "100% Disabled" or "requiring constant attendance" Under CSSA