Vaccination for Study Abroad or Travel

Vaccines in Hong Kong should be carefully administered two weeks to one month prior to your departure if you are traveling to foreign countries or studying abroad. Before departing Hong Kong, please ensure that relevant arrangements regarding boarding, guarantee and testing are undertaken. 

 

Boostrix-IPV Vaccine

This vaccine is used as a booster to prevent four diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis (polio). Symptoms of the diseases include nerve damage, heart problems, muscle stiffness, painful muscle spasms, long-lasting bronchitis and pneumonia.


Recommended for: Aged 4 years and older
Price per Dose: HK$ 800

MMR Vaccine

MMR vaccine can prevent measles, mumps, and rubella.

MEASLES (M) causes fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes, commonly followed by a rash that covers the whole body. It can lead to seizures (often associated with fever), ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia. Rarely, measles can cause brain damage or death.

MUMPS (M) causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears. It can lead to deafness, swelling of the brain and/or spinal cord covering, painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, very rarely, death.

RUBELLA (R) causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and eye irritation. It can cause arthritis in up to half of teenage and adult women. If a person gets rubella while they are pregnant, they could have a miscarriage or the baby could be born with serious birth defects.


Recommended for: Aged 1 year old and older
Price per dose: HK$ 500

Chicken Pox Vaccine

Chickenpox vaccine can prevent varicella.
Varicella, also called “chickenpox,” causes an itchy rash that usually lasts about a week. It can also cause fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, and headache. It can lead to skin infections, pneumonia, inflammation of the blood vessels, swelling of the brain and/or spinal cord covering, and infections of the bloodstream, bone, or joints. Some people who get chickenpox get a painful rash called “shingles” (also known as herpes zoster) years later.


Recommended for: Age of 12 months or above
Price per Dose: HK$ 500

Prevenar 13 Vaccine

This vaccine can prevent pneumococcal disease. It refers to any illness caused
by pneumococcal bacteria. These bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs. Pneumococcal bacteria can also cause ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis (infection of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord), and bacteremia (infection of the blood).


Recommended for: Children aged between six weeks and 17 years; elderly above 65 years old
Price per Dose: HK$ 1,300

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is usually spread through close, personal contact with an infected person or when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks that are contaminated by small amounts of stool (poop) from an infected person.


Recommended for: 2 to 18 years old (Child vaccine); 19 years old or above
Price per Dose: HK$ 600

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness.


Recommended for: 0-15 years old (Child vaccine); 16 years old or above
Price per Dose: HK$ 400

Hepatitis A & B Twinrix Vaccine

This vaccine is to prevent both Hepatitis A and B.


Recommended for: Age 16 and above
Price per Dose: HK$ 850

Nimenrix Vaccine

Nimenrix is a vaccine used to protect against invasive meningococcal disease caused by four groups of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (group A, C, W-135, and Y).


Recommended for: From the age of 6 weeks
Price per Dose: HK$ 1,100

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine can prevent Japanese encephalitis. It is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. It does not spread from person to person. A person with encephalitis can experience fever, neck stiffness, seizures, and coma. About 1 person in 4 with encephalitis dies. Up to half of those who don’t die have permanent disability (for example, brain damage).


Recommended for: For travellers who plan to stay one month or longer in endemic areas, particularly in rural areas; and for short-term (less than one month) travellers if they plan to have significant extensive outdoor or night-time exposure in rural areas during the transmission season of the disease.
Price per Dose: HK$ 1800

Hepatitis A + Typhoid Vaccine

Combined typhoid and hepatitis A injections are also available for people aged 15 or over. Protection against hepatitis A lasts 1 year and protection against typhoid lasts 3 years.


Recommended for: Age 16 and above
Price per Dose: HK$ 500

Typhoid Fever Vaccine

Typhoid fever can be a life-threatening disease. This vaccine can prevent symptoms of infection such as persistent high fever, weakness, stomach pain, headache, diarrhea or constipation, cough, and loss of appetite.


Recommended for: Aged 2 and above
Price per Dose: HK$ 300

Rabies Vaccine (Verorab)

Rabies is mainly a disease of animals. Humans get rabies when they are bitten or scratched by infected animals. This vaccine can prevent symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, agitation, anxiety, confusion, hyperactivity, insomnia and partial paralysis.


Recommended for: Adults and children living in or travelling to enzootic areas
Price per Dose: HK$ 500

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