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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

7.63m vaccine jabs administered

About 7,637,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,162,100 people receiving their first dose and around 3,475,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,527,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,634,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,298,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,176,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 49,200 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 5,800 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,200 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 16,200 people received their first dose and around 18,000 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine and the BioNTech one at community vaccination centres is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 1,900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 14 people were sent to hospitals.
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