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  1. Free flu vaccinations to cover extra 50,000

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Free vaccinations against influenza will be provided for 250,000 people- 50,000 more than last year, the government said yesterday. The vaccination programme, which costs ... influenza vaccination can also protect them from getting influenza. The second reason is this will also reduce the risk of transmitting influenza to the patients under their care.' This year ...

  2. Time for your flu shot

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Doctors have urged the public to be vaccinated before the influenza season arrives in January. Alvin Chan Yee-shing, Medical Association council member, said it was time people considered getting a flu vaccine, especially those in high-risk groups: children aged six to 23 months, the elderly, pregnant women, health-care workers, poultry workers, chronically ill patients ...

  3. Minorities miss flu jabs

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Many children from Hong Kong's ethnic minorities are not part of the influenza vaccination programme. The problem is that children's parents have not seen government ... ethnic minorities. Children aged two to six should be vaccinated against chicken-pox, pneumococcal infection, influenza, and hepatitis A. ...

  4. WHO urges flu vaccinations for high-risk groups

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The World Health Organisation is recommending all countries vaccinate high-risk groups against influenza as a measure to prevent hospitals from being swamped with suspected cases of Sars, which has similar symptoms. In a written response to Guangzhou's decision to immunise all students and teachers against the flu, the WHO said attention was now focused on the next influenza ...

  5. China, Macau and HK discuss combating infectious diseases

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... influenza and dengue fever. Participants included more than 60 public health and medical experts. During the meeting, they reviewed work in monitoring, prevention and communication of infectious ... from the disease. Six died from avian influenza in Hong Kong in 1998. ...

  6. Planned drug stockpile could treat 30pc of HK

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The government wants to increase its stockpile of antiviral drugs to give it the capability to treat 30 per cent of the population in the event of an influenza pandemic. ... during an influenza pandemic. He said priority would be given to elderly people, chronic patients, their carers and frontline medical workers. The drugs expire in about five years. But Secretary ...

  7. Free flu jabs for those over 50 on welfare

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a higher rate of complications from influenza compared with other age groups,' Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai said yesterday. Between January 24 and March 31, of 123 influenza cases handled in intensive care units or resulted in death, 50 patients were aged 50 to 64. Of these 50 cases, 19 were previously healthy. From next month, 1.3 million free flu ...

  8. Group not suited for educational role in schools

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... written a letter, I wait six months before again foisting my opinion on others. With the 'Life Doctor' column headlined 'Influenza threat' (October 3), my conscience and my ... in place of vaccination against avian influenza, once a vaccine is available. The column discusses how to improve your immune response against a strain of flu to which we do not have a natural ...

  9. Wash your hands while we wait for a flu vaccine

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The spread of human swine flu in Hong Kong continues to gather pace. But it is well below the global rate and most cases are mild. It seems the anti-infection lessons of the Sars outbreak in 2003 still stand the community in good stead. This experience, h ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Government line covers up racist actions Something really sickening has been happening for too long right before our eyes. But the government has been able to hide it with this simple line: 'We do not comment o ...




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