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    Vaccination for expat's baby

    I have a friend who is coming to work in HK soon and will have a HK work visa and residenship. Is his baby eligible to have the free vaccination at the government baby's clinic ?
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    Yes, once they have their ID cards they can use the public system, including the Child Health care clinics.
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    Thank you rani.
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    They can use the public health system but from what I understand vaccinations are only free for babies born in HK; those born outside HK can still have the vaccinations, but at a minimal price.

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    Are you sure Beky? Their website states that you only need a HKID card to be eligible for free vaccinations.

    http://www.fhs.gov.hk/english/fee_ch...neral_pub.html
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    It's funny, because after we relocated here, I spoke with a few local parents, they urged me to go to a private doctor and get vaccinations there because they say the government ones are "not as good" It's kind of funny how the locals perceive of their own health system.

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    Am not 100% sure, just going on what I read in an article written by someone relaying her experience of going public for vaccinations.

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    The info. I have says visits to govt. clinics are free for babies born in HK and $365 for those born outside HK.

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