Speaking at a briefing, the Head of the Programme Management and Professional Development Branch of the CHP, Dr Henry Ng, said, "The GVP this year will be expanded to cover children aged 6 to under 12 years who have financial difficulties, and community-living persons receiving Disability Allowance (PDAs) regardless of disability.
Community-living elderly aged 65 or above can get vaccinated in General Out-patient Clinics of the HA and designated Elderly Health Centres of the DH starting from November 14;
Eligible persons with intellectual disabilities and community-living PDAs, elderly aged 65 or above attending public clinics, CSSA recipients or the Certificate holders aged 50 to under 65 and those aged below 50 with chronic medical problems, eligible in-patients (including paediatric patients) of the HA and eligible paediatric out-patients can receive vaccination during their follow-up or stay in public clinics/hospitals; and
This shortcoming "could lead policy makers to inaccurately estimate the health care needs of community-living older persons," Dr.
She and her associates followed 754 community-living people, aged 70 years or older, who were part of the Precipitating Events Project, an ongoing longitudinal study of elderly people who did not have disabilities.