Jab exemption handled carefully

September 29, 2022

Citizens should not defy the law and bribe or deceive doctors in an attempt to obtain COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates, the Government said today.


If clinics of the public healthcare system notice any suspected criminal behaviour, such cases will be handled seriously and referred to enforcement departments for follow-up depending on the circumstances, the Government stressed in a press release.


It also advised that if people hold vaccination exemption certificates issued by private doctors suspected of failing to provide proper medical consultation to patients in accordance with the Department of Health’s guidelines and abusing the issuance of exemption certificates, they may consult other doctors to determine whether they are suitable for getting a COVID-19 jab or may continue to be medically exempted.


People may visit the Hospital Authority’s (HA) general out-patient clinics where public sector doctors can ascertain whether patients can get a jab exemption according to their clinical conditions. When conducting an assessment, such doctors can view the exemption records issued earlier by the doctors concerned, the Government noted.


It added that such clinics under the HA have all along been providing advice for visiting patients who intend to get vaccinated but have doubts about their health condition, in order to assist patients on making a decision.


The public may make an appointment over the phone or via the HA Go mobile application.

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