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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

Financial advisers board named

The Government today announced the appointments to the Financial Services Development Council's board of directors.   The appointments are for two years from January 17.   The Chief Executive reappointed incumbent chairman Laurence Li and 12 incumbent members, and appointed three new members to the board.   Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui said under the chairman's leadership, the council has made great achievements in conducting research, promoting market development and nurturing talent for the betterment of Hong Kong's financial services industry.   Mr Hui said the reappointed members and new appointees are all seasoned practitioners with expertise in the financial services industry, adding that he was confident the board would continue to direct the council in accomplishing its work objectives.   He also thanked outgoing members Mark Dickens and Joe Ngai for their contributions over the past years.   Click here for the board of directors list.
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