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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. Free vaccination scheme pays off with fewer flu patients

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan The government's programme to provide free flu shots to the vulnerable has proved successful with the number of flu patients declining in recent days, the Hospital Authority chief said yesterday. Only two outbreaks affecting just over 40 people were recorded in the last week of last month. There were 11 influenza outbreaks which had affected about 280 people ...

  3. HK$136m allotted for research on flu control

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A HK$136 million research project on influenza control will be launched in January by four universities to protect Hong Kong from potential outbreaks such as Sars. The funding of the project, entitled Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza, will include a HK$76 million University Grants Committee (UGC) award, the largest granted by the committee under its Areas ...

  4. City-wide drill to test readiness for a flu pandemic

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... influenza vaccine achieved a high immune response at the lowest dose of H5N1 antigen reported to date. The company said: 'Once fully developed, this vaccine should give Sanofi pasteur ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Tsuen Wan   More subsidies will raise flu vaccine rate I agree with those who have called on the government to pay for or subsidise the influenza vaccine for all citizens who are in high-risk ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Expanded flu shot programme rejected

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Department of Health has rejected a call by an action group for free flu vaccines for all senior citizens from next winter. The H5N1 Concern Group made the call yesterday after a survey it conducted found that despite a slight rise in ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Swine flu patient dies in hospital, may be third victim of virus

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Peter So

    ... patients, aged 33 to 76, in one of its male wards had fever and flu symptoms. Test results on four of them were positive for influenza A. All of the patients have been isolated and are in stable ...




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