The Secretary for Food and Health, Chen Zhaoshi, today (15th), together with senior officials and representatives of the Department of Health, the Hospital Authority, and representatives were vaccinated for influenza. He hopes to serve as a model and urges the public to also get vaccinations as soon as possible, especially the elderly. I believe that influenza vaccine can serve as a " Protective clothing”, while vaccinated with the new crown vaccine at the same time can be used as a “bullet avoidance vest” to provide double protection.
She pointed out that the government has purchased more than 940,000 doses of flu vaccine.
Lin Wenjian, Director of the Department of Health, said that half of the clinics under the department provide both influenza and Coxing vaccines. If citizens want to get Bita vaccines, they can also provide referral letters.
Gao Basheng, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, pointed out that next week, four more specialized outpatient clinics of hospitals can provide on-the-spot injections for follow-up patients.
The government purchased more than 940,000 doses of flu vaccine this year
Chen Zhaoshi said that the annual winter flu starts to appear from December to January and ends in March and April of the following year. Influenza vaccine is an important means to prevent influenza outbreaks. This year the government purchased more than 940,000 doses of influenza vaccine. 300,000 doses are allocated to schools to vaccinate school children, of which 30,000 doses are nasal spray vaccines.
She said that in response to the new crown epidemic last year, schools needed to be closed and flu vaccination decreased. This year, she hopes to do a good job in vaccination.
She also said that this year's regional health centers and regional health stations can also receive influenza vaccination, which is very convenient.
She pointed out that although the current new crown epidemic is stable, it is unknown whether the fifth wave will come and the virus will be "more evil" in winter. It should not be taken lightly. Therefore, the new crown vaccine and influenza vaccine are equally important and can provide double protection. Experts believe that the two vaccines It is safe to vaccinate only 14 days apart. The public is urged to vaccinate as soon as possible, especially the elderly, because if the elderly are unfortunately infected, the risk of complications and death is very serious. It is described that the elderly vaccinated against the new crown is a good way to avoid bullets, and the flu vaccine It is "protective clothing".
Lin Wenjian said that the government vaccinated the citizens with more than 1.3 million doses of influenza vaccine last year.
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Upper respiratory tract infection cases in kindergartens and elementary schools
Lin Wenjian said that from September to October 14 this year, there were 261 outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infections in child care centers, kindergartens and primary schools, affecting more than 1,760 people. He said bluntly that "the situation in Hong Kong is not too optimistic" and relax in foreign countries. Under the anti-epidemic measures, with the movement of the population, the flu "may have a trend of retaliatory rise."
He added that the government vaccinated citizens with more than 1.3 million flu vaccines last year.
He also said that 101 clinics under the department have provided citizens with free influenza vaccination since October, and 51 of them can provide Coxing vaccine at the same time. If citizens are willing to get a shot, they can choose which vaccine to get first. , And then another one after 14 days.
If there is a citizen who wishes to receive the Fubitai vaccine, the doctor will also issue a "quick referral letter" so that the injection can be given at the vaccination center on the same day.
Gao Basheng said that next week, COVID-19 vaccination stations will be set up in the specialist outpatient clinics of Caritas Medical, Prince of Wales Hospital, Eastern Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital.
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Gao Basheng pointed out that the Hospital Authority had set up COVID-19 vaccination stations in specialist outpatient clinics of three hospital clusters earlier to give injections to more than 2,000 follow-up patients within ten working days, that is, an average of more than 200 people per day. Ideally, next week, we will set up vaccination stations in the specialist outpatient clinics of Caritas Medical, Prince of Wales Hospital, Eastern Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital.
In addition to Chen Zhaoshi, Lin Wenjian and Gao Basheng, the Permanent Secretary of the Food and Health Bureau (Health) Chen Songqing, the Director of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health Dr. The clinic" is vaccinated against seasonal flu.
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