Friday, Mar 20, 2015

In order to protect infants and children from serious infectious diseases, the Department of Health of Hong Kong provides a free comprehensive childhood immunisation programme1 in Maternal & Child Health Centres.


Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Program. Available at: Accessed on 12 January 2015.  

Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme



Immunisation Recommended




B.C.G. 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

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 years

DTap-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose


6 years (Primary 1)

MMRV Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - Second Dose*

DTap-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose


11-12 years (Primary 6)

dTap-IPV Vaccine - Booster Dose


*Varicella vaccines are incorporated into the Programme for children born on or after 1 January 2013. MMR vaccines would continue to be provided to children in Primary 1 who were born before this date.

Vaccination programs from other countries

Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada
Link to website

United Kingdom - National Health Service (NHS)
Link to website

United States  -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Link to website



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