Seasonal Influenza Vaccination For Persons of 50 Years or Above

Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) is a safe and effective way to prevent seasonal influenza and its complications, as well as reduce influenza related hospitalisations and deaths. Starting from 8 October 2020, Hong Kong residents of age 50 years or above and other eligible persons could receive SIV from private doctors enrolled in the VSS with Government subsidy of $240 per dose. Corporations/ companies can also arrange outreach vaccination activity at non-clinic venues and invite VSS doctors to provide outreach vaccination service. Please click here for more information or contact Centre for Health Protection at 2125 2125 for enquiry.

COVID-19 OSH Information Pack



Mental Health Workplace Charter

A mental health-friendly working environment not only safeguards the mental health of employees, but also strengthens the productivity and competitiveness of the organisation and builds a positive corporate image, creating a win-win situation for both employers and employees. To foster the establishment of mental health-friendly working environment in the organisations in Hong Kong, the Advisory Committee on Mental Health and the Department of Health jointly launch the "Mental Health Workplace Charter" (Charter).

The statement of the Charter and the application form are available at http://mentalhealthcharter.hk/en/index.html. By signing the Charter, your organisation commits to value and foster a mental health-friendly working environment. Organisations will be awarded the title of "Mental Health Friendly Organisation" or "Mental Health Friendly Supreme Organisation" subject to the number of completed action items. In addition to receiving information and resources on mental health on a regular basis, the organisations can also receive professional support.

Mental Health Infostation

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. There is no health without mental health. Mental health is the fundamental of keeping personal health as well as maintaining function of the society.

Everyone should look after his/her mental health. A local survey conducted in 2018 found that more than 40% of the respondents aged between 12 and 75 in Hong Kong rated their mental health status as fair or poor/very poor in the past six months. Over 90% of the respondents experienced some degrees of psychological distress symptoms in the past one month, and about 6% had severe psychological distress.

It is very common for most of us to face mental health challenges at some point in our life, such as change of job and retirement, so no one can disregard it.

For more information on mental health and resources, please visit the following website:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/101872.html