Recently Mainichi Daily News reported the following:
On the 4th the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor disclosed its plan on implementing the new type influenza vaccination. About 19 million people from the medical sector and those people with chronic illness would be given a high priority to receive vaccination, other potential recipients would include old age people and students from primary and secondary schools totalling 35 million. By late October when the vaccine produced in Japan is on the market, as a matter of principle, they would be used according to the priority. By the end of December, other targeted recipients would receive injection using imported vaccine. In the week starting from the 6th, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour would use its web home page to collect opinions, and a decision would be made in mid-September. The Ministry's purpose to do vaccination is 'to reduce death and serious illness'. For the purpose of ensuring the proper functioning of the health care system, medical personnel working on the influenza would be given the highest priority. Second high on the list were pregnant women and people with chronic illness. The third were children older then one but before schooling age, and also parents with infant children under 1 year old. Also junior primary school students (under 10 years old) may be a target for priority vaccination.
After reading the about, I wonder if the health authority in Hong Kong should begin working out a similar priority list. Would they work it out with some kind of public consultation?