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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

CS visits vaccination centres

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung today visited the community vaccination centres (CVCs) in Tuen Mun and Sham Shui Po to learn about their operation and give encouragement to staff members there.   Mr Cheung was briefed on the operation of the CVCs set up at Yau Oi Sports Centre and Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre.   He chatted with people getting vaccinated at the two centres and thanked them for participating in the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to help contain the epidemic.   So far, about 206,000 people have received their first dose of vaccine.   Noting that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is on the rise again, Mr Cheung appealed to people in the priority groups to get their jabs as soon as possible to protect themselves and others.   The Government has expanded the vaccination programme to cover people aged between 30 and 59. Domestic helpers and students aged 16 or above studying outside Hong Kong can also make a booking for the vaccination.
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