Vaccination for high-risk male attendees to control hepatitis A outbreak
In view of the recent unusual increase of hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) who are infected with HIV, the Government has arranged an one-off hepatitis A vaccination programme for MSM who are attending designated public clinical services as a control measure among the population. Two doses of hepatitis A vaccines would be given at least 6 months apart.
The vaccination arrangements for target MSM groups who are already attendees of the designated clinics are as follows:
- The Integrated Treatment Centre (Tel: 2116 2888) will inform its current MSM attendees for vaccination;
- The AIDS Clinical Service of Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Tel: 3506 5855) and the Infectious Disease Special Medical Clinic of Princess Margaret Hospital (Tel: 6461 0613) will also inform their current HIV+ MSM patients for vaccination; and
- Current MSM attendees of Wan Chai Male Social Hygiene Clinic (Tel: 3103 2400) and Yau Ma Tei Male Social Hygiene Clinic (Tel: 2359 4377) should attend the clinic for consultation and vaccination if appropriate.
Other MSM should consult their doctor if in doubt for vaccination in the private sector for personal protection.
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