Child health - Immunisation
The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) makes recommendations regarding the Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme (HKCIP) from the public health perspective. MCHCs provide immunisation to children up to the age of 5 according to the HKCIP.
Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme
Hepatitis B Vaccine - First dose
|1 month||Hepatitis B Vaccine - Second dose|
|2 months||DTaP-IPV Vaccine - First Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - First Dose
|4 months||DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Second Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - Second Dose
|6 months||DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Third Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - Third Dose
Hepatitis B Vaccine - Third Dose
|1 year||MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps &Rubella) - First Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - Booster Dose
Varicella Vaccine - First Dose *
|1 1/2 year||DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose|
|Primary 1||MMRV Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - Second Dose *
DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose
|Primary 6||dTap-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose|
DTaP- IPV Vaccine: Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
dTaP-IPV Vaccine: Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose) & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
* Varicella vaccines are incorporated into the Programme for children born on or after 1 Jan 2013. MMR vaccines would continue to be provided to children in Primary 1 who were born before this date.
Other vaccines not included in the above Programme are available in private clinics. These vaccines include influenza vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine, meningococcal vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, rotavirus vaccine and combined vaccines which contain a combination of various vaccine components. Parent should seek advice from doctors before getting their children immunised. For more details, please refer to leaflet on 'Vaccines Not Included in the Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme'.