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Door-to-door vaccination booking begins next Tuesday

Door-to-door vaccination booking begins next Tuesday

The elderly and people with mobility issues can start making their bookings next Tuesday to get vaccinated at home, in a door-to-door vaccination initiative introduced by the government for homebound Hongkongers.

Those aged 70 or above, and people with mobility issues due to disabilities or illness will be able to receive the Sinovac vaccine without leaving their homes.

Speaking at a daily press briefing, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said the vaccination service will commence on April 26 and will last for eight weeks.

He said health authorities will reach out to those unvaccinated individuals to encourage them to participate in the scheme.

Meanwhile, Nip, the minister in charge of the city’s vaccination drive, said the government’s outreach vaccination arrangement for residential care homes has yielded promising results.

“The second stage of the outreach vaccination scheme has seen the first dose vaccination rate at residential care homes rise from 55 percent in mid-March to 70 percent as of yesterday,” said Nip, adding that authorities would commence the next round before May 10.

Speaking at the same press briefing, chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor urged citizens to stay vigilant, maintain personal hygiene, and observe epidemic prevention measures during the Easter holidays.

She also reminded citizens to put on the KN95 masks distributed by the government when heading outdoors.

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