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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

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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