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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

544k vaccine doses given

About 544,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 323,800 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 68,900 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 300 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,100 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,400 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,700 people through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 3,200 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 42,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, one man was sent to hospital.
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