1 Assessment

What is Comprehensive Pre-vaccination Screening For COVID-19 vaccine? 

Pre-vaccination Screening helps individuals who have plans to get COVID-19 vaccines to conduct the risk assessment. Detailed examination of your physical condition, medical history regarding chronic diseases and allergies will be conducted, and further perform checkup to evaluate the risk of taking vaccination. 

Who should undergo Pre-vaccination Screening For COVID-19 vaccine? 

People who have plans to get COVID-19 vaccine, but have not had a physical check up for a period of time. 


Our Pre-vaccination Screening features:

Doctors will evaluate the risk of taking vaccination according to the results of screening and provide accurate professional advice, allowing you to understand the potential risk of chronic diseases more comprehensively and allaying concerns about vaccination. 

  • Physical Examination - Detailed Medical History and Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Diabetes Screening - HbA1c
  • Kidney Function - Serum Creatinine, Serum Urea, Bicarbonate, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride
  • Liver Function - S.G.O.T. (AST), S.G.P.T. (ALT), Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Gamma GT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Globulin, Albumin
  • Follow-up Consultation for Report Review

 
Price of the Comprehensive Pre-vaccination Screening For COVID-19 vaccine HK$850 (Non-Member price) 

 

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2 Vaccination

What is COVID-19 Vaccination Programme?

To safeguard public health and to allow the resuming of normal activities of society gradually, the Government is implementing a territory-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Programme free of charge for all Hong Kong residents.

Children aged 3-11: could consider taking Sinovac

People Aged 12 or above: could consider taking Sinovac OR BioNTech

For latest details of COVID-19 vaccination arrangements and dosage, please click here to visit government's COVID-19 thematic website.

 

How to use the services of Quality Healthcare?

As one of the largest private healthcare providers in Hong Kong, we provide vaccination service through public private collaboration, as well as providing vaccination in our clinics through our QHMS mobile app booking function. Currently we are the medical partners of Kwai Tsing District Community Vaccination Centre (Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre), Kwun Tong District Community Vaccination Centre (Kowloon Bay Sports Centre), North District Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Station and Prince of Wales Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Station.  

📍20+ Quality HealthCare Medical Centres Provides FREE Sinovac (CoronaVac) Vaccination 

No booking required, you can simply walk-in and get vaccinated! 

👉Check out the List of Quality HealthCare Medical Centres that provide Sinovac vaccination


📍8 Quality HealthCare Medical Centres Provides FREE BioNTech Vaccination 

Quality HealthCare Medical Centres in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Taikoo Place, North Point, Tsing Yi - Maritime Square, Kowloon Station and Kowloon Bay - Exchange Tower and Drs Anderson & Partners provide BioNTech vaccination service to the public for free. 

You can conveniently make E-booking on👉Quality  HealthCare Mobile App and receive reminders accordingly. Enquiry hotline: 8301 8301 (Press 8 after selecting language)

 

Community Vaccination Centres Operated by Quality HealthCare

📍 Kwai Tsing District Community Vaccination Centre (Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre)
Address: Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre, Kwai Tsing
Opening Hour: Monday to Sunday : 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Type of Vaccination : BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty) 
 

📍 Kwun Tong District Community Vaccination Centre (Kowloon Bay Sports Centre)
Address:15 Kai Lok Street, Kowloon Bay (Exit B Kowloon Bay MTR Station)
Opening Hour:  Monday to Sunday : 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (1:30-2:30 lunch break)
Type of Vaccination : BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)

 

Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Stations Operated by Quality HealthCare

No booking required, walk-in only

📍Prince of Wales Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Station
Address: 2/F, Day Treatment Block and Children Wards, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin
Opening Hour: Monday- Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed on weekend and public holiday)
Type of Vaccination : BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)

📍North District Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Station 
Address: Garden, G/F, North District Hospital, 9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui
Opening Hour: Monday- Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed on weekend and public holiday)
Type of Vaccination : BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)

📍Yan Chai Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Station
Address: 8/F, Block C, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Opening Hour: Monday- Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed on weekend and public holiday)
Type of Vaccination : BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty) 
 

3 Testing

Taking a COVID-19 Antibodies Test - IgG / Total Antibody Test (SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein / Surrogate Neutralising Antibody) which recognised by HKSAR Government helps to evaluate the immune effect after vaccination. A safe and reliable test authorised by the U.S. FDA-EDA also helps to ensure that the vaccine can effectively fight the virus. It is recommended to take the test at least 2 weeks after the completion of 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccination.
 

We are one of the local testing institutions (Laboratories in Group A) recognised by HKSAR Government to conduct COVID-19 Serology Antibody Test. Our Test features:
✅ Doctor Consultation before test for providing professional advice
✅ IgG/ Total Antibody Test (SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein/ Surrogate Neutralising Antibody) for reliable result
✅ Test Report & Result Proof of a Recognised Serology Antibody Test(For positive serology antibody result only
✅ Check the Antibodies Level via a simple blood test
✅ Up to 99% accurate
✅ One of the local testing institutions (Laboratories in Group A) recognised by Hong Kong SAR Government
✅ A safe and reliable test authorised by the U.S. FDA-EDA

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COVID-19 RT-PCR Test

In order to help expand the coverage of COVID-19 testing and help citizens to identify the infection risks, we had launched:
 

• Government's COVID-19 RT-PCR Test HK$300 up*
✅Suitable or those who have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 , including fever, respiratory symptoms or mild chest infection or currently under home quarantine
✅Under Government's "Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme", only HK$300 up* doctor consultation fee will be charged and the government's test is free 

(no appointment required, please visit our clinics directly for doctor consultation) *Depending on different clinics


• COVID-19 RT-PCR Test HK$680 
✅ Suitable for all asymptomatic individuals
✅ Employ Hong Kong Department of Health appointed laboratories
✅ Doctor consultation service to help you identify the risk of infections
✅ Electronic test result available in TWO to THREE working days (from the time that sample is returned)
✅ Available at over 30 Quality HealthCare medical centres, click here for details
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• COVID-19 RT-PCR Test (Express Same Day Report) HK$1,080 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Guide

Below is the info of the types, safety, number of shots and recommended age groups of the COVID-19 vaccines. 

 
Options of Vaccine

BioNTech and Fosun Pharma
BioNTech - The vaccine from BioNTech and Fosun Pharma belongs to mRNA-based vaccines. The mRNA orders the cells to produce specific viral spike protein gene, allowing the body to produce antibodies and create an immune response.
•Recommended for people aged 12 years old or above 
•Efficacy^:95%
•Number of shots: 2 shots 21 days apart
•Made in Europe
 

Sinovac Biotech
The CoronaVac - developed by Sinovac Biotech is an inactivated vaccine made from killed pathogens, which induces cellular immunity mainly through their antigen. 
•Recommended for people aged 3 years old or above*

•Efficacy^:62.3%*
•Number of shots: 2 shots 28 days apart*
•Made in China
 

*Confirmed information is to be published

^There may be differences in clinical research methods of the different types of vaccines. Thus, the data should not be directly compared

Last update:  Jan 2022
Disclaimer: Any medical or healthcare information provided above is for reference only. Quality HealthCare Medical Services Ltd. does not represent and/or warrant that any such information will meet your health or medical requirements. Any such information is NOT a substitute for qualified professional medical or healthcare advice and should not be relied on as such. You should always seek professional advice from a qualified medical professional or other healthcare service provider regarding any question which you may have on a medical or health requirement or condition.  Source links(PDF).

FAQs

For individuals with previous COVID-19 infection, do they still need to take COVID-19 vaccines?
Check out the government's recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in persons with previous COVID-19 infections on 13 March 2022 (PDF) . 

 

Another wave of COVID-19 outbreak hits HK and many places are included in the Lists of Specified Premises of Compulsory Testing Notices. Where can I check the latest list?
Through searching on the List of Buildings with Confirmed /Probable Cases of COVID-19, you can find the latest updates. 

 

If I need to do compulsory testing, what should I do? How can I get tested?
For arranging compulsory testing, you can visit the government’s Booking System of Community Testing Centre and make an appointment in advance to avoid long queues for testing. By checking the Status of Booking Service of Community Testing Centres, you can have a better picture of the availability of each centre in real-time and arrange your cross-district testing. 
Besides waiting for SMS notification of test results, you can also visit COVID-19 Electronic Vaccination and Testing Record System to check the status. All you need is your ID no. and Specimen Bottle No. for a quick check. 
 

What are the differences among the 2 vaccines that are available in Hong Kong and how do they work?

The Sinovac vaccine (CoronaVac) is an inactivated vaccine made of deadened coronavirus which is injected into the human body to stimulate an immune response.
The BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2) is an mRNA vaccine, which injects the genetically modified RNA of the spike glycoprotein into the human body to teach the cells to produce spike glycoprotein and antibodies.
 

How long does the vaccine last?
In general, vaccine-induced immunity fades over time. Although there's no concrete data about how long immunity will last, the COVID-19 vaccines are believed to offer protection for at least 6 months.

 

Can I still be infected or infect others after I’ve received the vaccine? Do I still need to wear a mask afterwards?
According to the AstraZeneca clinical trials, a few vaccinated individuals who didn't have symptoms tested positive for the virus. It's common to have the virus but never experience symptoms, and it's possible to spread the virus to others even when you don't have symptoms. That's why you should continue to wear masks and maintain other preventive measures until there is herd immunity.
 

Will the vaccines be effective against the new strains of COVID-19?
Initial studies have shown that the vaccines may still be effective against the new strains of COVID-19, although there may be a drop in efficacy.

 
In general, what is the sample size for clinical trials? How many times were the trials performed for the new vaccine?
Vaccine development includes pre-clinical testing on animals and 3 stages of human clinical trials. In general, the sample size in vaccine efficacy trials is over tens of thousands, which is considered as statistically significant. After a vaccine is adopted, it should be closely monitored to evaluate the efficacy and safety.

 
Is the new technology in the mRNA vaccine safe enough to inject? What happens to the mRNA after it's injected into the body?
mRNA technology is relatively new, but has been studied for over 10 years. It has also been used in the development of some vaccines such as the rabies vaccine. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. After vaccination, the mRNA will be broken down by the body and won't enter the nucleus of the cell or affect our DNA. However, more time is needed to observe if there're any long-term adverse effects.
 

What are the common side effects?

Like any vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccines may cause side effects, which means your body's immune system is working. Different vaccines may cause different side effects in different people. Common side effects are usually mild and temporary, such as mild fever, soreness, redness or swelling at the injection site. In rare cases, people may experience more adverse side effects.


What should I do if I experience side effects after vaccination?
Common side effects are usually mild and temporary which will resolve within 1 to 2 days. 

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot, you may apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area. Gently exercise your arm. 
 

To reduce discomfort from mild fever, drink plenty of fluids.If the side effects persist or adverse complications occur, you should seek medical attention immediately.


I've received the flu vaccine every year and didn’t experience any allergic reaction. Does this mean I have less chance of experiencing an allergic reaction after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
It depends on which type of COVID-19 vaccine you receive. The flu vaccine is usually an inactivated vaccine, which is a different technology than the BioNTech vaccine. In spite of this, if you haven't experienced any adverse effects previously, the likelihood of adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccination is rare.


Who should not get the vaccine?

- History of allergy to vaccine or any of its components OR History of severe allergy reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis, angioedema, dyspnoea)
- Severe Neurological Condition E.g. Transverse Myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Demyelinating Disease
- Severe Chronic Disease E.g. severely weakened immune system, severe bleeding disorder
- Pregnant or breastfeeding


If you are unsure about your medical condition, please consult your family doctor.
 

Who are suggested to get vaccination later?

-Those with uncontrolled/ unstable chronic disease (e.g. Blood pressure >160/100*; HbA1c >8%*; With symptoms; Undergoing treatment adjustment)
- Recent illness (e.g. Heart attack, or stoke in recent 3-6 months, acute feverish illness)


*subject to individual assessment and clinical judgement


If you are unsure about your medical condition, please consult your family doctor.


Should pregnant women get vaccinated?

Please consult your family doctor before vaccination.
 

Do I need to pay for the vaccination?

The Hong Kong Government is implementing a territory-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Programme free of charge for all Hong Kong residents.


How many doses are needed and how far apart should they be?
The BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines all require 2 doses. The 2 doses should be given at least 21 days apart for the BioNTech vaccine and 28 days apart for the Sinovac vaccine.

 
Can I receive different types of the vaccine for the first and second doses?
You should receive the same vaccine for both doses.


How many people must receive vaccines in order to develop herd immunity?
This depends on the types of vaccines received and their efficacy rate. In general, at least 75% of the population needs to get vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity.


Can I choose which vaccine to take?
Vaccine availability depends on factors like recipient group, settings and vaccine delivery schedules. If you prefer to choose a specific type of vaccine, you can pick a location where it is available.


Will the vaccines be equally effective in people with different weights? Will everyone receive the same dosage?
Studies have shown that there isn’t an observable difference in vaccine efficacy among people with different weights. Everyone will receive the same dosage.