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...

Two more Sinovac centres to open on Friday

The government on Monday said two additional Covid-19 vaccination centres that provide Sinovac jabs will come into operation from Friday. Reservation will start at 9am on Tuesday. Officials said the centre at the Millennium City 5 in Kwun Tong is dedicated to children and teenagers aged between three and 17,...

Another centre to give Sinovac to children, over 60s

A new vaccination centre offering Sinovac jabs to children, and people aged 60 and above, will start operating in Cheung Sha Wan from Monday. The centre, at Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building, can provide 2,000 doses each day to children aged between 3 and 17, as well as the city's...

Two more mobile jab stations to come into service

The government says it's adding two more Covid-19 mobile vaccination stations to serve students and people living in public housing estates from Friday. One of the stations that provides Sinovac jabs will first visit Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun, and move to Tin Hau Temple Fung Shui Square in...

Vaccine pass scheme comes into force

People began showing their proof of vaccination when going into restaurants on Thursday, as the government's Covid inoculation requirement took effect. Restaurants are now equipped with a scanning device to check customers' vaccination records so they can be allowed in. Restaurant operators are also required to put up a notice...

New centre to give Sinovac to children and elderly

The government announced on Thursday a new vaccination centre would be set up at the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay to give the Sinovac coronavirus jabs to children, teenagers and the elderly. The centre will start operating from February 23. Bookings will start at 9am on Monday. People...

New vaccination centres to open next week

Three new vaccination centres will starting taking reservations on Monday. The government announced on Saturday that the new centres would be located at Tuen Mun Town Hall, Wo Hing Playground in Fanling, and Sha Tin Town Hall. The ones in Tuen Mun and Fanling will start serving the public from...

Beef up vaccination capacity further, expert urges

An expert advising the government on its Covid vaccination programme has urged authorities to drastically increase the capacity of vaccination centres and recruit as many medical personnel as it can to support them. Professor Lau Yu-lung told an RTHK programme on Friday that the centres should extend their services by...

HKU’s Cowling: vaccinate elders, not children

A leading epidemiologist, Benjamin Cowling, said on Friday that the government should divert resources away from inoculating children against Covid towards boosting the vaccination rate in elderly people. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, the University of Hong Kong academic said that there had been an exponential increase in...