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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

1.56m vaccine doses given

About 1,562,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 989,700 people receiving their first dose and about 573,000 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 452,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 537,600 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 324,800 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 248,200 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 6,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,800 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 3,500 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 2,200 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,700 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 500 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 11,500 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 13,100 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 95%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 4,000 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 14,700 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospitals.  
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