A number of measles cases in Hong Kong have involved airport or airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections

  • From next year, children aged 18 months will receive second jab instead of having to wait until they are six years old under existing policy
  • Department of Health confirms four more cases of the disease, taking this year’s total to 30
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A number of measles cases in Hong Kong have involved airport or airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam
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There have been 20 measles infections this year, five of them involving airport and airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam

More measles cases likely to hit Hong Kong, disease expert warns

  • The city has already clocked up 20 infections so far this year, more than in all of 2018
  • Centre for Health Protection steps up efforts to vaccinate workers at the airport, where the outbreak appears to have hit
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There have been 20 measles infections this year, five of them involving airport and airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam
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