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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 have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 172.   One of the patients, a 47-year-old man with chronic disease, was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital's accident & emergency department on December 23 due to shortness of breath. He was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment and later tested positive for COVID-19.   After treatment, the patient’s antibodies tested positive for the virus. His condition continued to deteriorate and he passed away this morning.   Another male patient, aged 66, who also had chronic disease, was transferred to United Christian Hospital from a quarantine centre on December 10. His condition continued to deteriorate and he died this afternoon.
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