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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

Private doctors order 170k jabs

As of today, more than 1,200 doctors joining the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme have approached the Department of Health to place orders for more than 170,000 doses of vaccine.   The department said the programme has been running smoothly since its launch. It started distributing the Sinovac vaccine to private doctors and clinics participating in the programme under the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme on March 1.   Around 160,000 doses of vaccine have been delivered to doctors' clinics and about 53,000 citizens have received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine from private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   The department has completed over 1,500 doctors’ enrolment applications, involving more than 2,100 clinics.   The list of participating private doctors and clinics that have made vaccine orders has been uploaded here.   People can choose and make an appointment for vaccination directly with a private doctor or clinic under the programme without going through the Government online booking system.    The public can also learn more about the Sinovac vaccine by reading this fact sheet and visiting the designated webpage.
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