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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

1.53m COVID-19 jabs administered

About 1,529,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 971,900 people receiving their first dose and about 557,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 445,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 526,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 322,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 235,000 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 7,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,200 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 3,800 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 2,500 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 2,000 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,700 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 15,300 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 94%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 4,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 17,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospitals.
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