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

AGE Immunisation RECOMMENDED
Newborn B.C.G. Vaccine
Hepatitis B Vaccine - First dose
1 month Hepatitis B Vaccine - Second dose
2 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (DTaP-IPV Vaccine) - First Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - First Dose
4 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (DTaP-IPV Vaccine) - Second Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - Second Dose
6 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (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 Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (DTaP-IPV Vaccine) - Booster Dose
Primary 1 MMRV Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - Second Dose *
Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (DTaP-IPV Vaccine) - Booster Dose
Primary 6 Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose) & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (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 vaccine has been incorporated into the HKCIP and is applicable to children born on or after 1 Jan 2013. Children who were born before this date would continue to receive MMR vaccine when they reach primary 1.

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'.