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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

177k people vaccinated

Around 177,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 149,200 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 27,800 their first dose of the Comirnaty jab, the Government announced.   About 14,200 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 8,500 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 5,700 the Comirnaty one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 75%, while around 91% have received the Comirnaty jab at seven centres.   As of midnight, four people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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