Healthcare in Hong Kong

Vaccines and Medecines in Hong Kong

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For vaccines, here is a list of what to do:

  • Diphtheria Sometimes
  • Hepatitis A Sometimes
  • Malaria No
  • Rabies Yes
  • Tetanus Yes
  • Typhoid Yes
  • Yellow Fever No

Plus the usual list of vaccines that you need to check up.


See the GPs, doctors and physicians section for more information on hospitals but here is a non-exhaustive list of hospitals, all run by the Hospital Authority you can go to knowing that you do not need to pay for an emergency:

  • Queen Mary Hospital
    Pok Fu Lam
    Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
  • Tung Wah Hospital
    12 Po Yan Street
    Possession Point
    Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
  • Ruttonjee Hospital
    Wan Chai
    Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong, China
    Website: here
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    30 Gascoigne Road
    Hong Kong
    Website: here
    Tel:(852) 2958 8888
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
    30-32 Ngan Shing Street
    Sha Tin
    New Territories
    Hong Kong
    Website: here
  • Tuen Mun Hospital
    23 Tsing Chung Koon Road
    Tuen Mun
    New Territories
    Hong Kong
    Website: here


Hong Kong will have most of the drugs you would find in your own country (whether prescribed or not) with perhaps slightly different names but the generics will be the same obviously.

Again here is a non-exhaustive list of pharmacies where you may get you medicines from and where hopefully you should be understood if you speak some English:

  • Honorex Pharmacy Ltd
    G/F, 74 Hennessy Road
    Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Telephone: 2527-4738
    Fax: 2865-6450
    Office Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: Closed, Public Holiday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Mannings Hong Kong
    There are over 273 Mannings outlets in Singapore which is basically something like Boots in the UK or Shoppers Drugmart in Canada.
    You can find where they are located here
  • A. S. Watsons
    Part of Hutchinson Group, for beauty and drugs, you can find several of theses shops around Hong Kong.
    You can find where they are located here

Update 8/04/2010


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