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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

1.77m vaccine doses given

About 1,776,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,087,200 people receiving their first dose and about 689,300 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 481,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 605,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 344,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 344,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,300 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 2,600 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 3,100 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,500 vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,800 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 16,000 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 94%, and that for the BioNTech one is 97%.   As of 8pm, about 2,900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 9,100 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospitals.

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