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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

Vaccination case reported

The Department of Health said as of 4pm today, in the past 24 hours it received one report from the Hospital Authority of a death case with suspected serious adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination.   The case involved a 57-year-old man with a history of hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity. He was found unconscious on the street at around midnight of May 2.   He was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital's accident and emergency department and passed away this morning.   The man had received a dose of the Sinovac vaccine at a community vaccination centre on April 26 and there was no record of him feeling unwell during observation there.   The department has contacted the authority to obtain further information and will pass the case to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation for causality assessment.   So far, there is no clinical evidence to indicate that the event was caused by the vaccine, it added.
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