Dear Primary Care Provider,
DH reiterates that influenza vaccination is safe and effective
In response to media enquiries regarding remarks about the effectiveness of influenza vaccines that have appeared on the Internet, the Department of Health (DH) has issued press release today, emphasizing that seasonal influenza vaccination is a safe and effective way of preventing influenza and its complications. Moreover, influenza vaccination can reduce influenza-associated hospitalisation and death. This season’s vaccine strains closely match the influenza viruses that are circulating this winter influenza season in Hong Kong. DH also reiterates that influenza vaccine has undergone repeated testing and quality assessment to ensure that it is safe and reliable.
Please read DH’s press release at http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201802/08/P2018020800560.htm?fontSize=1
Thank you for your efforts in combating communicable diseases.
Dr. Joan YU
Primary Care Office
Department of Health