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Influenza Vaccine

Letters to the Editor, September 27, 2012

Protesters still proud to be Chinese

I refer to Sam Wong's letter ("Elsie Tu is qualified to talk on issues", September 21).

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 12:28am 1 comment

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

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 children from HK$80.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:41am

City Digest

Brake fault found on Ocean Park roller coaster

One of the seven sets of brakes on Ocean Park's Mine Train roller coaster was out of order when a car carrying 23 passengers ran into the back of an empty car at the station on Sunday, an Electrical and Mechanical Services Department check found. No one was injured.

RTHK staff to give new director a 'reception'

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


New transport subsidy is a waste of money

I am angry that the government should have even proposed a travel subsidy, let alone extended the freebies to more working people on low incomes.

The scheme was implemented last year to help people on low incomes seek employment in the city centre when travelling costs would take a big chunk of their earnings.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Measles shots trigger allergic reactions in latest vaccines scandal

In the latest vaccine scandal to emerge on the mainland in the past month, more than a dozen children given measles vaccines in Jiangxi last year developed severe adverse reactions which, when treated, led to even more complications.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pregnant women told to continue flu shots

The government would be irresponsible if it halted the swine flu vaccination programme for pregnant women after two stillbirths in a week following inoculations, the health minister said yesterday.

25 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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

A 58-year-old heart patient who caught swine flu died in a Hong Kong hospital yesterday. The cause of death is still subject to a coroner's investigation.

If swine flu is confirmed to be the cause, he will become the first Hong Kong permanent resident to die from the disease.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Private doctors see loss-maker in HK$50 flu vaccinations

'Everything costs money.' That was what private doctor David Hsu Kwok-fai had to say yesterday about the seemingly simple process of giving a flu shot.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Parents warned of early onset of hand, foot and mouth disease

Parents have been warned to protect their children against hand, foot and mouth disease, which affects schools and kindergartens each summer, after signs of an unusually early onset of the illness this year.

Seventeen cases of the disease were found in the city last month, compared to five cases in March last year and eight in the same month of 2007.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Should there be more Form Six places for students?

The number of students seeking Form Six places has far exceeded the number of places available.

That is why we have seen long queues outside those schools that still have Form Six places.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am