Swiss regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster

This file photo taken on April 20, 2021 shows Moderna vials on a table at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MOGADISHU / BERLIN - Swiss drugs regulator Swissmedic said on Monday that it has approved the first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine in the country. Moderna's Spikevax vaccine, which contains...

Vax records for four more countries accepted by HK

The Government announced on Monday that it will accept the vaccination records issued by Ecuador, Kenya, the Seychelles and Venezuela as recognised vaccination records for persons arriving in Hong Kong who have stayed in overseas places. The relevant arrangements will take effect from May 18. The Government also issued a...

Online platform for overseas jab records to return

The government said on Thursday that it was preparing to reopen an online platform for people to register their non-local vaccinations, ahead of the extension of its vaccine pass scheme at the end of the month. The administration also announced that the 18 post offices across the SAR at which...

BioNTech centres for children to extend hours

The government says it is extending the opening hours of four community vaccination centres designated for children on weekends and public holiday. The four vaccination centres at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Hong Kong Children's Hospital, Yuen Chau Kok Sports Centre and Tsuen Wan Sports Centre only administer the BioNTech Covid...

Govt to expand in-home vaccination service

The government said on Friday it will expand an in-home vaccination programme towards the end of this month for the elderly and those who are homebound in all 18 districts. An online platform for registration will be launched on Tuesday, along with a hotline number, 5688 5234, for phone inquiries....

Two more charged with getting fake vaccine records

Two more people were on Tuesday charged by the ICAC for obtaining fake Covid vaccine records.    A construction worker, 67, and a foreign domestic helper, 37, came from the same household in which two other family members were also earlier charged with conspiracy to defraud the Department of Health. ...

‘Not easy’ to meet school jab target: paediatrician

A paediatrician warned on Thursday that a government target of having 90 percent of pupils double-jabbed before a school can resume full-day classes would be challenging, given the slow progress in inoculating children against Covid-19 so far. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, Alvin Chan encouraged parents to arrange...

‘Higher vaccination rate for in-person learning’

The government is said to be mulling a higher vaccination requirement for students for face-to-face classes to resume, but an education policy concern group has expressed reservations about it. The Education Bureau earlier said schools can apply to restart full-day in-person classes if 70 percent of their students and staff...

New vaccination centre to open for students

Civil service chief Patrick Nip said a new vaccination facility dedicated to students will open this week at Leighton Centre in Causeway Bay, in a bid to boost the vaccine takeup among young people. From Wednesday, the new facility – located on the sixth floor of the building – will offer...