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  1. It is not too late to take measures against influenza

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of influenza vaccine for those in need', as stated in your article, it should make the flu programme a public health action- no more, no less. It should lift the many barriers that prevent people ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in preventive medicine. Influenza resulted in almost 400 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and 227 deaths in Hong Kong from January to June. SAR citizens are not adequately protected from influenza. While there is the influenza vaccine subsidy scheme, the vaccination rate is less than 10 per cent of the population. To protect a community from an epidemic, the uptake rate needs to be 30 per ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 'If a doctor doesn't trust it, what kind of message does that send?'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Ko While the MMR vaccine controversy does not seem to be on parents' radars in the city, they are not immune to scares over vaccinations. Early last year, at the height of the swine flu scare, Hong Kong people all but stopped getting that vac ...

  5. Nearly 300 more attend clinics

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of patients attending designated flu clinics rose from 410 two weeks ago to 704 last week. The number of institutional outbreaks between February 28 and March 3 was 23, compared with just three in the two weeks between February 14 a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Doctors warn of shortage over flu vaccines

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Private doctors warned yesterday that there might not be enough influenza vaccines in Hong Kong to deal with the upcoming flu season. The government, however, insisted that its 300,000 vaccines would be enough to deal with the most vulnerable patients among the poor, sick and elderly. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the government ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Flu shot subsidy increased for children under six Elderly people and young children can receive a subsidy of HK$130 for flu shots from now until the end of the year. The sum is the same as last year for the elderly but is up for ...




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