When travelling to new parts of the world, it may be necessary to update your current vaccinations to prevent potential illnesses. It’s also necessary to update vaccinations when school time begins, certain schools may have different requirements. With the exposure from travel, school and human interaction, there is always a possibility of spreading communicable diseases.
The most susceptible one may be is when traveling, when a familiar doctor or medical center is not within reach. For instance, forest trekking in Borneo may expose you to the risk of malaria. There are incidences of contracting cholera in India and even the Hong Kong government posts alerts on Dengue fever carried by mosquitoes during the summer months. Ensuring that you are vaccinated against certain diseases allows you to reduce the risk of becoming ill and spoiling your holiday.
To cover all of your vaccination needs, our plans offer the option of including a Vaccination Coverage benefit. Please enquire with your specific provider regarding you or your childrens vaccination coverage.
Coverage for Vaccinations
A vaccination coverage benefit in a health insurance policy lets the policyholder claim for vaccinations obtained. Please note that some vaccinations can also be covered under the Outpatient of a HK Global Health Insurance plan.
The degree of coverage offered on Vaccinations Medical Coverage benefits can be different between insurance providers with some of the insurers capping the coverage amount. We recommend looking through your plan thoroughly to fully comprehend the coverage restrictions applied to a Vaccination benefit before taking out a policy.
Vaccinations covered under the benefit can include the following:
- Flu Vaccines
- Hepatitis B
- Measle, Mumps and Rubella (MMR Vaccine)
- Pneumococcal Vaccines
- HPV Vaccine
Please be advised that a waiting period might be imposed on a Vaccination coverage benefit by certain insurance companies.