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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

Pupils' health hubs to resume service

The Department of Health today announced that from September 1, three of its student health service centres (SHSCs) will resume providing annual health assessments for Primary 1, Primary 2 and Secondary 1 students in the 2020-21 school year.   Such centres include Shek Wu Hui SHSC, Tai Po SHSC and Tsz Wan Shan Wu York Yu SHSC.   Additionally, services are provided at Chai Wan SHSC, Kowloon Bay SHSC, Kowloon City Lions Clubs SHSC, Lam Tin SHSC, Sha Tin SHSC, South Kwai Chung SHSC, Tuen Mun SHSC and Western SHSC. Parents will be notified of the specific health assessment arrangements.   The department stressed that it will continue to implement stringent infection control measures at the service units.   All clients with appointments and visitors must wear surgical masks and have their body temperature checked, it added.
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