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Vaccination events held for seniors

COVID-19 vaccination events for the elderly in Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan were held today to enable them to get the jab through a one-stop service covering a health talk, medical consultation and vaccination.   Around 150 people took part in the Kwun Tong vaccination event at Kai Yip Community Hall.   After the event, designated vehicles transferred residents who opted for the Sinovac jab to the community vaccination centre at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre and those who wished to receive the BioNTech vaccine to Hiu Kwong Street Sports Centre.   Meanwhile, the seniors' jab event held at Tsuen Wan Sports Centre attracted about 140 participants.   The Government's outreach vaccination team provided the service to those who chose the Sinovac vaccine at a temporary vaccination area at the sports centre.   Those who opted for the BioNTech vaccine were taken by pre-arranged transport to the community vaccination centre at Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre.   Secretary for the Civi

1m people get 1st COVID-19 jab

The number of people who have received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has exceeded one million, the Government announced today.   The figure accounts for around 15% of the population aged 16 or above and eligible to get vaccinated through the programme.   About 1,593,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,005,400 people receiving their first dose and about 588,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 457,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 547,700 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 327,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 260,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,600 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 community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 3,000 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 2,900 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,800 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,100 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,000 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 12,200 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 96%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,800 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 12,500 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospitals.
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