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2 jab centres to provide BioNTech

The public can make reservations from tomorrow to receive free BioNTech jabs at the community vaccination centres (CVCs) at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre and Boundary Street Sports Centre, the Government announced today.   The two CVCs will provide vaccination services from January 26, bringing the number of such centres to 14.   The Government said there are also more vaccination booths or staff members at vaccination venues. The current vaccination capacity has increased by 77% from the beginning of the month, reaching 1.77 million doses a month or nearly 60,000 doses a day.   Separately, all CVCs will be closed during the Lunar New Year from January 31 to February 2.   Except for the two CVCs at private hospitals which will be closed for one more day, CVCs will provide normal services on the third day of the Lunar New Year on February 3.   Apart from going to the CVCs, eligible people can also receive free COVID-19 vaccination through 25 Hospital Authority genera

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 161.   One of them, an 80-year-old female patient with chronic illness and close contact history was admitted to the isolation ward of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on November 29 due to a fever and cough.   Her condition continued to deteriorate and she was transferred to the intensive care unit on December 1. She passed away last night.   The second patient, a 67-year-old man with chronic diseases was sent to the same hospital’s accident & emergency department on December 10 due to shortness of breath.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the intensive care unit. He passed away this afternoon.
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