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. As for primary school children, vaccination is provided at schools by the DH's outreaching School Immunisation Teams.

DH recommends children to receive immunisation in their usual place of residence for comprehensive protection against childhood infectious diseases. It is not recommended to receive vaccination during travel.

Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme

AGE IMMUNISATION RECOMMENDED
Newborn BCG Vaccine
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
Hepatitis B Vaccine - Third Dose
12 months Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine - First Dose
Pneumococcal Vaccine - Booster Dose
Varicella Vaccine - First Dose
18 months DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose
Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine - Second Dose*
Primary 1 Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine - Second Dose *
DTaP-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose
Primary 5 Human papillomavirus vaccine - First Dose^
Primary 6 dTap-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose
Human papillomavirus vaccine - Second Dose^

DTaP- IPV Vaccine: Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine

dTap-IPV Vaccine: Diphtheria (reduced dose), Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose) & Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine

* Children born on or after 1.7.2018 receive MMRV vaccine at 18 months old in Maternal and Child Health Centres. Children born between 1.1.2013 and 30.6.2018 receive MMRV vaccine in Primary 1.

^ Starting from the 2019/20 school year, eligible female students will receive the first dose of 9-valent HPV vaccine at Primary 5. They will receive the second dose when they reach Primary 6 in the next school year.

Remember to arrange follow up of your child's immunisations if you are leaving Hong Kong.

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.