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Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Authorisation of COVID-19 Vaccines under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
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  • Scope of Advice / Terms of Reference
    • To advise the Secretary for Health on the authorization of a vaccine for preventing, protecting against, delaying or otherwise controlling the incidence or transmission of the specified disease based on available data and scientific evidence concerning the safety, efficacy and quality of the vaccine;
    • To advise the on the scope of use of the vaccine to be authorized, including but not limited to the indication, dosage, contraindication, precaution and risk management plan;
    • To provide recommendation on matters related to administration of the authorized vaccine;
    • To provide recommendation on any conditions to be imposed on the authorized vaccine and the vaccine manufacturer/supplier; and
    • To advise on the revocation of the authorization of the vaccine.
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Joint Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Disease and Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases

  • Terms of Reference of the Scientific Committees
    1. To advise the Controller, CHP on the scientific basis of public health actions aimed at protecting the community from infectious diseases.
    2. To review and develop strategies for prevention and control of a specified group of infectious diseases/risk factors in the light of changing epidemiology and advances in medical science.
  • Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Disease
  • Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Papers Discussed / Recommendations

Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation

  • Member List
  • Scope of Advice / Terms of Reference
    • Assessment of clinical events following immunization of authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Hong Kong and providing professional views and suggestions, which includes:
    • the independent assessment of potential causal links between Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs) and COVID-19 vaccines
    • reviewing serious AEFIs and providing expert opinion
    • advising the Secretary for Health and the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines on AEFIs, and
    • advising the Director of Health on COVID-19 vaccines and immunization safety-related matters.
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Joint Statement of the Hong Kong Paediatric Society, The Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing and Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (the Academy) urges the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible

Statement issued by the World Health Organization Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

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Last review date: 21 March 2023