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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

130k people vaccinated

Around 130,500 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 121,500 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 9,000 their first dose of the Comirnaty jab, the Government announced.   About 16,800 people received their first dose of vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 10,900 received the Sinovac jab and about 5,900 the Comirnaty one.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs) was about 72% for the day, while that of people who received the Comirnaty vaccine at seven CVCs was about 91%.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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