The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced that due to the continued low usage of designated monkeypox vaccination centres in Argyle Street in recent months, it will cease service from Friday (12 December). In addition, eight social hygiene clinics will continue to maintain monkeypox vaccination services.


The CFS reiterates its appeal to high-risk target groups to get vaccinated against monkeypox to reduce the chance of infection or the chance of developing more severe symptoms after infection, and advises those who develop symptoms of monkeypox or suspect that they are infected to seek medical advice and receive treatment immediately, and not to engage in activities with other people that may come into contact with rashes or body fluids.


The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced today that the designated monkeypox vaccination centre located on 147/F, Centre for Health Protection Building, 2C Argyle Street, Mong Kok, will cease operations from December <>. (Getty Images)

The Government's programme to provide monkeypox vaccination for high-risk groups was launched on 10 October last year and as at 5 November, more than 11 26 doses have been administered under the programme, including more than 14 800 doses at the designated monkeypox vaccination centre in Argyle Street. However, as the usage of the relevant centres has been low in recent months, the Government has decided to suspend the services of its vaccination centres from Friday (1 December) in view of the latest scientific research and development. Those in need can continue to be vaccinated at other monkeypox vaccination service locations.

Other monkeypox vaccination service locations


1/ Eight Social Hygiene Clinics of the Department of Health (Chai Wan Social Hygiene Clinics (Chai Wan Social Hygiene Clinics, Wan Chai Male Social Hygiene Clinics, Wan Chai Women's Social Hygiene Clinics, Yau Ma Tei Male Social Hygiene Clinics, Yau Ma Tei Women's Social Hygiene Clinics, Yung Fung Shu Social Hygiene Clinics, Yung Fung Shu Social Hygiene Clinics, Fanling Social Hygiene Clinics and Tuen Mun Social Hygiene Clinics)

2/ Integrated Treatment Centre in Kowloon Bay, Department of Health

3/ Special medical clinics at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital under the Hospital Authority

In addition, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) once again appeals to high-risk target groups to receive monkeypox vaccination to reduce the chance of infection or the chance of developing more severe symptoms after infection, and advises those who have symptoms of monkeypox or suspect that they are infected to seek medical advice and receive treatment immediately, and not to engage in activities with other people that may come into contact with rashes or body fluids. Members of the public are also advised to maintain good personal and hand hygiene at all times to prevent contact transmission or infection, and avoid close physical contact with humans or animals suspected of being infected with monkeypox.

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