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Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

Sophia Chan visits vaccination centre

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today visited the community vaccination centre at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre to view the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine to ethnic minority residents.   Noting that more than 60 ethnic minority residents joined the vaccination activity arranged by Lok Sin Tong today, Prof Chan said the participants will not only protect themselves and their family members, but also contribute to the epidemic prevention and control work in Hong Kong.   She also thanked the organisation for arranging the activity to assist the ethnic minority community to get vaccinated, so that they can fulfil their civic responsibility and help build an immune barrier for the city.   To enable ethnic minorities to receive the latest news and information on COVID-19 vaccines, the Government's designated website is available in different languages to introduce the vaccination programme, the vaccines' protection and essential facts.   The health chief emphasised that the Government has so far procured and authorised a total of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, which are sufficient for all Hong Kong people to receive vaccination.   As the global pandemic situation is still raging, especially with the threat posed by mutant strains, it is imperative for the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect their own health and that of their families and others, she added.   In early May, Prof Chan met presidents and representatives of various charities to discuss the latest progress of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme and exchange views.   She called on the charities to join the Government in promoting the Early Vaccination for All campaign and encourage their staff members and service users of subsidiaries to get vaccinated.
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