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10 January 2019

CUHK-Designed Intervention Package Proves Effective to Increase 
Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Hong Kong Young Children 

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The Faculty of Medicine of CUHK has conducted an intervention trial which proved that a four-component intervention package, designed by CUHK research team, could triple influenza vaccination uptake in children aged below 2 years. (From left: Dr. Kate Ching Ching CHAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, CUHK; Prof. Paul Kay Sheung CHAN, Chairman, Department of Microbiology, CUHK; Dr. Karene Hoi Ting YEUNG, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, CUHK; Prof. Tony NELSON, Clinical Professional Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, CUHK; and Prof. Wing Hung TAM, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

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The team hopes that the influenza vaccine can be incorporated into Hong Kong’s routine Childhood Immunisation Programme so as to encourage more parents to have their children vaccinated.

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