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Update on measles cases
     The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health (DH) said today (April 28) that no additional case of measles infection has been recorded as at 4pm today.
     Regarding measles control measures implemented at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), no person received measles vaccination at the airport vaccination station as at 6pm today. The cumulative number of vaccinations given remains at 8304.
     From tomorrow (April 29) to May 17 (excluding Sundays and public holidays), measles vaccination will be provided to airport staff who:
(1) Were born in or after 1967, and have not received two doses of measles vaccination, and have not been infected with measles before; or
(2) Have laboratory evidence of testing not positive against measles antibody (IgG).
     The vaccination quota for the measles vaccination station at the airport will be increased to 600 doses daily. The venue and operation hours of the airport vaccination station are as follows:
Venue: Multi-function Room, HKIA Tower (Level 5, Terminal 2)
Hours: April 29 to May 17 (excluding Sundays and public holidays)
10am to 1pm
2pm to 6pm
     As for the blood test service, the DH will continue to provide the measles serology test service to about 200 airport staff who were born in or after 1967 daily on April 30 and May 2 and 7.
     The venue and operation hours of the airport blood test station are as follows:
Venue: South side before the Immigration Hall at Level 3 of Terminal 2 (non-restricted area)
Hours: April 30 and May 2 and 7
9am to 1pm
     A pilot service at the blood test station during the same designated dates and times to provide measles serology testing for a total of about 200 Filipino foreign domestic helpers who are coming or returning to work in Hong Kong will also be carried out.
     A hotline (2125 1122) has been set up for public enquiries and operates during office hours from Mondays to Fridays. A total of 3 281 enquiries have been received so far. 
Ends/Sunday, April 28, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:47
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