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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

577k vaccine doses given

About 577,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 487,000 people receiving their first dose and about 90,200 people getting their second dose.   Among those receiving the first dose of vaccines, about 330,400 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 156,600 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 83,100 people have received the Sinovac vaccine while about 7,100 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 2,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,600 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 6,600 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 5,200 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,400 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 5,200 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 6,500 received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine is about 95%.   As of 8pm, about 2,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 12,800 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, one person was sent to hospital.
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