Vaccination guidelines available

March 15, 2021

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)


Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Ronald Lam today said the interim guidance notes on common medical diseases and COVID-19 vaccination will be uploaded to the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme website for healthcare professionals’ reference.


At a press briefing this afternoon, Dr Lam said the guidelines provide general principles on what conditions healthcare professionals should watch out for, especially for patients with chronic diseases.


“In our discussions with various specialists, experts and various specialty colleges, we noted their concerns that it is very difficult or in fact there is no sufficient evidence to substantiate certain concrete parameters or values that they can use to advise their patients on whether or not they should receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


“We could only provide general principles so that at least the healthcare professionals will know how to make an independent assessment based on these principles.”


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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