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5.71m vaccine doses administered

About 5,719,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,256,100 people receiving their first dose and around 2,462,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,275,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 1,980,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 990,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,472,300 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 55,800 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 6,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 7,300 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 22,400 people received their first dose and around 19,700 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while it is about 98% for the BioNTech one.   As o

Outreach jab arrangement starts

The Outreach Vaccination Arrangement for Residential Care Homes (RCHs) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme started today.   Outreach teams and visiting medical officers will visit the first batch of 10 RCHs for the elderly that are participating in the arrangement, which provides free vaccination services at RCHs for their residents and service users of the day service units attached to the premises of RCHs who have agreed to receive a vaccination and have been assessed by medical doctors as suitable for receiving a jab.   For the administration of the BioNTech vaccine, the Hospital Authority will conduct site inspections and assessments, and send outreach vaccination teams to administer the vaccine for suitable residents who have agreed to receive vaccinations at RCHs.   For that of the Sinovac vaccine, visiting medical officers participating in the Department of Health's Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme will administer the vaccine for suitable residents who have agreed to receive jabs at RCHs.   The Social Welfare Department has provided guidelines on the workflow to RCHs participating in the arrangement to help them make preparations, including preparing residents' information such as their clinical history and health condition.   These preparations enable the outreach teams and visiting medical officers to assess participating residents' suitability for receiving the vaccines based on the recommendations of the scientific committees under the Centre for Health Protection and take into account clinical judgements and residents' health conditions on the day of vaccination.   The Social Welfare Department, through RCHs, had earlier collected information about residents' or their legal guardians' choices as to whether they will participate in the outreach arrangement and what type of vaccine to receive, and has passed such information to the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health for follow-up arrangements.   Residents who choose not to participate in the outreach vaccination arrangement will not be vaccinated in RCHs. They can still make bookings and receive a COVID-19 jab at community vaccination centres or other locations.   The Government will consolidate the experience gained from the outreach vaccination arrangement for the first 10 RCHs and extend the arrangement to the remaining 1,100 institutions in an orderly manner, including RCHs for the elderly, RCHs for people with disabilities and nursing homes.
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