10 January 2019
CUHK-Designed Intervention Package Proves Effective to Increase
Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Hong Kong Young Children
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)
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.