CE visits Community Vaccination Centre at Queen Elizabeth Stadium (with photos/video)
The Chief Government, Mrs Carrie Lam, on the novel time (April 6) visited the Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) at Queen Elizabeth Stadium to perceive its operation and provide encouragement to staff contributors.
Owing to the packaging defects display conceal in a minute sequence of vial caps of the BioNTech vaccine final month, the Government, for the sake of prudence, suspended the administration of the relevant vaccine to contributors of the public. Following confirmation by the drug producer’s subsequent investigation results that both the protection and efficacy of the vaccine are no longer affected, and the arrival of a brand contemporary batch of the vaccine in Hong Kong on April 2, the Government has resumed the vaccination carrier of the newly arrived BioNTech vaccine to the public since April 5. The CVC at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, even handed one of many contemporary CVCs, started operation the day long gone by to create BioNTech vaccination carrier to contributors of the public who had made appointments.
Accompanied by the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, and the Secretary for Meals and Well being, Professor Sophia Chan, who are guilty for co-ordinating the Government Vaccination Programme, Mrs Lam obtained a briefing from the personnel of the medical organisation working the CVC on the operation. Mrs Lam expressed her gratitude to the relevant organisation for its participation within the Government Vaccination Programme to make a contribution to the battle against the virus. She moreover chatted with contributors of the public who obtained vaccines on the centre, and renowned that they regarded as that the CVC operated simply and were delighted with the vaccination association.
Alongside with the opening of the CVCs at Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Ho Man Tin Sports activities Centre, the sequence of CVCs offering BioNTech vaccination companies and products has elevated to 21, while one other eight CVCs will provide the Sinovac vaccine to the public. Since contributors of the public can receive the Sinovac vaccine at 18 Traditional Out-affected person Clinics of the Sanatorium Authority, or from over 2 000 non-public docs or clinics, the Government at the start planned to start 5 CVCs to create Sinovac vaccination companies and products to the public. Nonetheless, to fulfill the needs of the public, the Government has opened three more CVCs and adjusted them to create Sinovac vaccination companies and products in early March for roughly two months. The three CVCs will provide BioNTech vaccination companies and products to contributors of the public next month as planned.
There are 14 priority groups beneath the vaccination programme, covering americans veteran 30 and above, students veteran 16 or above finding out outside Hong Kong, home helpers and others. Since the beginning of the vaccination programme, the Government has offered the first vaccine dose to about 490 000 contributors of the public, with about 90 000 of them having accomplished receiving two vaccine doses.
“For the time being, there is an enough provide of both the Sinovac vaccine and the BioNTech vaccine, and the vaccination association is extremely convenient. Besides, americans resolve on to stay up for 14 days after receiving the 2 doses of vaccine for the vaccine to totally model the due safety. To this pause, the earlier americans score vaccinated, the earlier they would possibly be able to abilities the quandary of ‘having accomplished the vaccination’, thereby enabling them to fulfill the necessities for the convenience of trudge or accomplishing certain activities within the long hotfoot.
“Getting vaccinated can provide protection to your self and others, benefit Hong Kong overcome the epidemic and bring convenience to residing, working and travelling. I enchantment to contributors of the public to carry the chance to develop appointments for getting vaccinated as soon as imaginable,” Mrs Lam said.
Ends/Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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