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Jab service expands to mall

The Government’s outreach team for the first time, set up a temporary vaccination area to provide a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination service at a shopping mall in Kwun Tong today.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip inspected its operation and presented prizes to winners of a lucky draw which was held to encourage the public to get vaccinated. He thanked the shopping mall for providing the venue and for joining the Government in promoting the vaccination campaign.   “This is the first time that our outreach service team has provided a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service at a shopping mall to allow people who wanted to get vaccinated to do so immediately without prior booking.”   He noted that as the Government has started giving out consumption vouchers, citizens may use them at shopping centres.   “I hope that while they go shopping, they can also realise the importance and urgency of getting vaccinated,” he added.   Almost 300 people including shopping mall and offic

IT subsidies for the disabled open

The IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment and the Central Fund for Personal Computers are open for applications until February 23, the Social Welfare Department announced.   The scheme supports non-governmental and non-profit-making organisations providing services or schooling for the visually impaired to acquire advanced Chinese screen readers, Braille displays and accessories.   It also subsidises visually impaired people with genuine financial difficulty in purchasing these devices for study or work.        The fund for personal computers assists eligible people with disabilities in acquiring computer facilities for self-employment or receiving supported employment services at home, with guidance and follow-up services from rehabilitation organisations or the Labour Department.
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