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Subsidy for flu shots will be launched and the HA's guidance will be similar to last year. It can reduce the pressure on Western medicine

2020-10-21T01:39:56.822Z

Hong Kong faces the dual threats of new crown pneumonia and winter flu. The "Government Vaccination Program" will be launched tomorrow (22nd) to provide free seasonal flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine to eligible persons. The Chief Infection Control Director of the Hospital Authority, Lai Wai-man, stated on the Hong Kong and Taiwan program "Millenniums" today (21) that about 460,000 people were injected last year. It is expected that the vaccine plan will respond well this year and the HA prepares the same number of vaccines as last year. . He pointed out that this will not reduce the number of vaccines in private clinics, but will reduce the pressure they face.



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Written by: Zhang Jiamin

2020-10-21 09:27

Last update date: 2020-10-21 09:27

Hong Kong faces the dual threats of new crown pneumonia and winter flu. The "Government Vaccination Program" will be launched tomorrow (22nd) to provide free seasonal flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine to eligible persons.

The Chief Infection Control Director of the Hospital Authority, Lai Wai-man, stated on the Hong Kong and Taiwan program "Millenniums" today (21) that about 460,000 people were injected last year. It is expected that the vaccine plan will respond well this year and the HA prepares the same number of vaccines as last year. .

He pointed out that this will not reduce the number of vaccines in private clinics, but will reduce the pressure they face.

The "Government Vaccination Program" will start on Thursday (22nd).

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The first phase of the HA vaccination plan began on October 22. Eligible persons include elderly people 65 years of age or above who seek consultation in specialist or general outpatient clinics, those who are designated to receive CSSA or hold valid medical expenses reduction certificates, etc.; The second phase started on November 2, and citizens aged 65 or above can get free injections.

Lai Weiwen pointed out that last year, about 480,000 vaccines were prepared and 460,000 citizens and employees were injected, and a similar number of vaccines were prepared this year.

He pointed out that instead of dividing the number of vaccines in private clinics, it can divide the number of people who go to private clinics for injection.

The hospital may not be able to bear the burden if it is double-struck

He pointed out that due to the small number of people suffering from influenza this year, most citizens may not have influenza antibodies; although in response to the new coronary pneumonia, wearing masks can help reduce transmission, people who do not wear masks at home are still at risk of infection.

He pointed out that due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia, the hospital is already under certain pressure. If more people contract the flu, the hospital may not be able to bear it.

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