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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

2.59m vaccine doses administered

About 2,598,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,503,500 people receiving their first dose and about 1,094,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 654,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 848,900 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 463,000 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 631,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 11,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,500 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 19,500 people received their first dose and about 13,500 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, the same as that of the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 9,500 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 15,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 14 people were sent to hospitals.
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