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8.4m jab doses given

About 8,405,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,412,500 people receiving their first dose and around 3,992,500 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,600,300 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,812,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,455,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,536,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 24,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,900 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 4,300 people received their first dose and around 10,500 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96% while it is about 91% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, ab

P1 applications to open

Primary One Admission System application forms will be available from September 2 to 27, the Education Bureau announced today.   Children born on or before December 31, 2016, are eligible to join the system, except those who have attended primary schools and have been allocated a Primary 1 place.   The forms, explanatory notes and information leaflets are available at kindergartens, district offices and the bureau’s Regional Education Offices and School Places Allocation Section.    At the discretionary places admission stage, parents can choose schools without being restricted to the school net in which the child resides.   The completed application form, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted directly to a government or aided primary school of the parents’ choice between September 20 and 27.   Only one application should be submitted for each child. If parents are found to have applied to more than one government or aided primary school, their application will be rendered void.   If parents only apply for the Primary One Admission Central Allocation, they can return the completed application forms with supporting documents from September 20 to January 21 to the bureau’s School Places Allocation Section at Office 2, 2/F Manulife Financial Centre, Kwun Tong.   From September 2, people can call 2891 0088 or click here for more information.   Meanwhile, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation will upload the Primary School Profiles 2021 e-version in Chinese and English to its website on September 2 to help parents choose schools for their children.
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