Subsidy for child flu shots will rise to HK$130

Parents will get a bigger subsidy to give their children the flu vaccine when this year's vaccination scheme begins next month, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:46pm


Looking for a way to treat your child's allergy to a certain food? New research shows that feeding your child increasingly higher doses of that very food can eliminate or ease reactions in most cases.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Centre for allergies is first in Asia

The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital is to be home to Asia's first centre for allergies, the South China Morning Post has learned.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Minorities miss flu jabs

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 health campaigns, the Hong Kong Medical Association says.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Vaccinations prevent a variety of diseases, but can be dangerous

Two years ago Dominque Frebourg moved from France to Hong Kong. She brought all her worldly possessions, including her three cats.

Adhering to Hong Kong's animal import regulations, she vaccinated them before leaving France for a variety of diseases, including rabies.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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

While the MMR vaccine controversy does not seem to be on parents' radars in the city, they are not immune to scares over vaccinations.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

No action on vaccine despite deaths in Japan

The Health Department said last night it would continue using a pneumococcal vaccine that was suspended in Japan after the deaths of four children who received the jab.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tests on vaccine find no problems so far

No irregularities have been found so far with a hepatitis vaccine that was the subject of a complaint last week by an elderly man who felt ill after receiving a shot.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Guillain-Barre syndrome suspected in flu-shot woman

Health authorities are investigating whether a 67-year-old woman, critically ill after getting a swine flu vaccination, is another case of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Pressure grows for review of flu vaccination scheme

Health officials are under increasing pressure to review the swine flu vaccination programme, after a second suspected case of an adverse side effect from the shot stoked fears among the public.

The government said yesterday the vaccine was safe and there was no plan to shelve the programme.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Patients could sue over flu shot reactions, says lawyer

People who suffer adverse reactions to swine flu vaccinations may sue for damages from both the government, which promotes the programme, and the drug maker, a lawyer says.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world - Swine Flu

You would think Hongkongers would be world experts in handling disease outbreaks. But the governments response to swine flu has not been without its critics. Health authorities are trying to vaccinate, for free, two million residents deemed at high risk of contracting the virus.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Vaccinations taking too long, top doctor says

It will take more than six months for all the two million people at high risk to be given swine flu shots if the government vaccination programme proceeds at the current pace.

The largest mass-inoculation programme in Hong Kong, in preparation for a winter flu peak next month, is proving a tough test for the health authorities.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Cool reaction to upcoming swine flu vaccinations

A cool reaction to the upcoming swine flu vaccination programme has prompted the government to urge high-risk people to set aside worries about side effects and have the jabs.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am