Vaccine shortage hits Aussie horses for Champions Mile and QE II Cup

Glass Harmonium in action

There are 12 nominations from Australia for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 28 and the Champions Mile on May 5, although confirmation of such runners usually would not take place until after some major Group One meetings under way at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

Friday, 22 March, 2013, 3:36am

Early promise found in cervical cancer vaccine trial

A new type of cervical cancer vaccine has shown early promise as a potential treatment for pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, researchers for the vaccine maker said.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:09am

Vaccine aids fight against pneumonia

Photo: Corbis

The fight against pneumonia has received a boost with the first pneumococcal vaccine for adults approved by the World Health Organisation.

2 Oct 2012 - 12:42pm

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

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

Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time, a study has found.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

In a television interview on August 5, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man made no mention of strategies 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.

24 Aug 2012 - 2:16am

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.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

The Vaccines take shot at stardom

English band The Vaccines have toured with genre-defining bands like The Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire. The band members pride themselves on writing songs influenced by music from the past 50 years, defying chronological barriers.

Young Post caught up with Arni Hjorvar, drummer of the time-travelling indie rock band...

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HPV vaccine a must for teens

Immunisation against HPV (human papillomavirus) should not be made mandatory. The HPV vaccine can only tackle HPV types 16 and 18, so it cannot protect against infection by other high-risk types of HPV. It will not help those who are already infected. Also, many women are excluded from having the vaccine because they might be pregnant or allergic to it.

30 Nov 2011 - 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

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

'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

Free vaccines upgraded to better fight child diseases

Hong Kong children will soon receive free, stronger vaccines against pneumococcal infections - an upgrade from the current shots, which fail to deal with one-third of the bacteria that cause the infections in young children.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Prevenar vaccine alert heightened

The Department of Health said it would continue to use Pfizer's US-produced pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar in its childhood vaccination programme but with 'heightened alertness'. The announcement came after Japanese authorities said they had found no evidence of a link between the vaccine and the recent deaths of four children, who all received Prevenar.

6 May 2015 - 4:32pm

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