Some 800 private doctors in the city have started getting the Sinovac coronavirus vaccines from authorities yesterday, and will help administer the jabs to citizens from the five priority groups today.
Henry Yeung Chiu-fat, president of the Hong Kong Doctors Union, said there has been an overwhelming response from members of the public, with people calling private clinics to make their appointments.
Yeung said he will also be administering the Sinovac jabs for around 10 citizens today at his Tsing Yi clinic.
“There is not much of a difference with giving the Covid
jabs then the other common vaccines
, we doctors and nurses at the clinics are familiar with the process of giving the jabs,” Yeung added.
The Centre for Health Protection yesterday said around 63,000 doses of vaccines
have been reserved for around 830 private doctors in the city, and will replenish the doctors with extra doses when necessary.