20 Dec 2021

Steps for Covid-19 Vaccination and FAQs

Steps for Covid-19 Vaccination and FAQs 
(Version: 2022/04/25)


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Before making an appointment:

  • Please note that you are selecting Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” COVID-19 vaccine. Please read through the Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” vaccination fact sheet HERE  prior to making an appointment. Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road does not offer the BioNTech vaccine.

  • If you have a history of severe allergic reactions to any type of medication, vaccine, or component of any vaccine, please do consult your doctor or a specialist in immunology and allergy in advance.

  • If you suffer from: (1) chronic illness; or (2) other conditions that may affect your suitability to receive the vaccine, please do consult your doctor in advance.

 

Vaccination process:

Step 1: 

Make a booking

 

Accept online booking ONLY. Booking is considered unsuccessful if no reply is received within 2 days. Existing clients of our Hospital may make appointment via HKAH mobile app for real time booking. Walk-in services are not available.

Vaccination timeslot for clients aged 3-11 years:

Tuesday, from 13:00 to 17:00 (Except Hospital Holiday)

Vaccination Timeslot for clients aged 12 years and over:

Wednesday to Friday, from 13:00 to 17:00 (Except Hospital Holiday)

   

Step 2:

Arrive and register at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

 

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointed time for screening at the hospital’s front entrance. You will then be asked to register at the out-patient registration desk, after which you will be directed by hospital staff to waiting area 3 located in the out-patient department on the ground floor.

Step 3:

Sign consent form

 

Medical staff will briefly review important information about the vaccine with you and ask you to sign a consent form.

   

Step 4:

Vaccination

 

Medical staff will administer the vaccine, and provide you with a printed record of your vaccination.

   

Step 5: 

Proceed to resting area

 

Rest for 30 minutes at the waiting area. You may leave the hospital if you do not experience any adverse reactions within this time.

 

Please note before arriving at the hospital:

  1. All patients and visitors must abide by the hospital’s infection control and triage procedures.

  2. Please wear a mask at all times and maintain social distance.

  3. Please bring the following for registration purposes:

    1. Personal identification (HKID)

    2. Proof of priority group if needed 

    3. SMS message confirming your booking

 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Q1. Which COVID-19 vaccine does Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road provide?

At the moment, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road is only offering Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” COVID-19 vaccine to eligible persons. Before making a booking, please learn more about Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” COVID-19 vaccine HERE.

Q2. What should I do if I experience side effects after vaccination?

Prior to making a booking, please read through the vaccination fact sheet HERE.

Generally, common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are minor and temporary. Some people may experience more serious side effects, though this is rare. After vaccination, you will be asked to wait at the waiting area for 30 minutes.

To alleviate pain at the injection site, try applying a cool compress made with a damp towel and move your arm around. Drink more water to relieve discomfort caused by a low fever.

If you experience any of the following, please consult a doctor or medical professional:

  • Redness or pain at the injection site that worsens 24 hours after injection

  • Side effects that do not subside after a few days, or

  • Side effects that are worrying you

To learn more about possible side effects, please refer to the information provided by the Center for Health Protection (CHP) HERE.

Q3. What should I do if I experience discomfort or serious side effects while waiting in the rest area?

Medical staff will ensure your side effects are stabilized before transferring you to a public hospital for follow-up treatment if necessary.

 

Q4. What should I do if the results show that I am unsuitable for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination?

If you are determined to be unsuitable for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please reschedule your first and second vaccination dates immediately. Otherwise, your appointment for the second dose will be cancelled.

 

Q5. How to make an appointment and get the third dose of vaccine?
Please refer to "Vaccination process: Step 1: Make a booking"

 

Q6. Who are eligible for the certain groups of people who can receive the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine?

Individuals who are classified as priority groups for receiving a third dose include:

 

  • Certain groups of immunocompromised patients (e.g. cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, advanced-stage HIV patients and patients taking active immunosuppressive drugs). The third dose should be administered at least 28 days from the second dose.

  • Those who have received two doses of vaccine and with a higher risk of infection, the third dose should be administered at least 180 days  from the second dose. including the following:

    • Elderly aged 60 or above; 
    • Healthcare workers; 
    • Workers at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational setting (e.g. personnel participating in anti-epidemic related work; personnel providing cross-boundary transportation or working at control points and ports). 
    • Persons with chronic illnesses


Q7. Am I recommended for a 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine?

Please refer to CHP’s guide, 

  • A concise guide —— Am I recommended for a 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine? Available HERE.

  • Recommendation for the third dose of COVID-19 vaccines.Available HERE.

 

Q8. Who is required to provide a consent form for getting COVID-19 vaccinations?
For clients aged from 3-17 years, it is requested to provide a consent form signed by their parents/guardians for getting their COVID-19 vaccinations. The consent form can be downloaded HERE:



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