COVID-19 vaccines (CoronaVac) available now

We are now offering free COVID vaccine (Sinovac) for children and adults aged 6 months or above. Call us to make an appointment:

Matilda International Hospital
t (852) 2849 1500

Matilda Medical Centre
t (852) 2537 8500

What should I expect after making an online booking?

Our clinic will give you a call for the appointment date and time.
Please read the following information before you come for the vaccination. 

After vaccination, you will receive a paper vaccination record. Alternatively, you can also download the electronic vaccination record via the "iAM Smart" mobile app, or through the “eHealth” mobile app.

To register with the eHealth (Electronic Health Record Sharing System), click here to follow the instruction.

Why do I need COVID-19 vaccination?

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic which arose at the end of 2019. COVID-19 is highly contagious and has spread rapidly in Hong Kong as well as in other areas of the world. Patients infected with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic or symptomatic with symptoms ranging from mild disease such as fever, coughs, loss of smell and loss of taste to severe diseases, to name a few, pneumonia, respiratory failure and death. Currently in Hong Kong, the number of daily COVID-19 cases has been fluctuating. The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines is considered the most promising approach for curbing the pandemic in Hong Kong and around the world.


What types of COVID-19 vaccines are supplied in Hong Kong?

The COVID-19 vaccination programme rolled out in Hong Kong in February 2021, starting with the supply of CoronaVac inactivated vaccine (Sinovac), followed by Comirnaty mRNA vaccine (Fosun/BioNTech) in March 2021. 





Fosun / BioNTech

Vaccine name





Vaccine type


Inactivated vaccine


mRNA vaccine

Age group


5 and above


5 and above

Effectiveness(combined efficacy from various clinical trials)





Dosing schedule


Please refer to the latest government recommendations


Please refer to the latest government recommendations

Common side effects


Pain at injection site, headache, tiredness


Pain and swelling at injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle and joint pain, chills and fever

Method of distribution

  • Community vaccination centres  
  • General Outpatient Clinics of the Hospital Authority  
  • Private hospitals and clinics 
  • Student Health Service Centres (SHSCs)
  • Community vaccination centres
  • Children Community Vaccination Centres (CCVCs)

Eligible persons who would like to have a BioNTech vaccination can make a booking through the Government booking system.

For further information, please visit https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, Click here to read the patient information.


  1. Consensus Interim Recommendations on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines in Hong Kong. (2021). Accessed 17 February 2021, Available at https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/consensus_interim_recommendations_on_the_use_of_covid19_vaccines_inhk.pdf
  2. McIntosh K. (2021). Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19): Clinical Features, UpToDate. Accessed 19 February 2021
  3. Edwards K, Orenstein W. (2021). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, UpToDate. Accessed 3 March 2021
  4. Report on Evaluation of Safety, Efficacy and Quality of CoronaVac COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated. (2021). Accessed 3 March 2021, Available at https://www.fhb.gov.hk/download/our_work/health/201200/e_evaluation_report_CoronaVac.pdf
  5. Report on Evaluation of Safety, Efficacy and Quality of Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine (BNT162b2) Concentrate for Dispersion for Injection. (2021). Accessed 3 March 2021. Available at https://www.fhb.gov.hk/download/our_work/health/201200/e_evaluation_report.pdf