518,000 persons have received their second dose of Covid vaccination, 11 cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals reported

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1st May 2021 – (Hong Kong)  The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been implemented for the 65th day since 26th February, 2021.
           
So far, about 1,454,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public (please see Annex 1). Among them, about 936,400 persons have received their first dose, with about 434,800 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 501,600 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine. About 518,000 persons have received their second dose, with about 315,500 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 202,500 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine.
           
In the last 24 hours ending at 8pm today, about 40,600 persons have received vaccination and about 32,600 new vaccination bookings have been made online, detailed as follows:
      
(i) About 4,500 persons received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 3,800 persons vaccinated at Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 700 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme;
      
(ii) about 4,800 persons received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 4,500 persons vaccinated at CVCs and about 300 persons at private doctors and clinics;
      
(iii) about 15,500 persons received their first dose of the BioNTech vaccine at CVCs, and about 15,700 persons received their second dose of the BioNTech vaccine;
      
(iv) the overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 97 per cent; while the overall percentage of people who have received the BioNTech vaccine at CVCs is about 97 per cent; and
      
(v) about 6,300 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine, while about 26,400 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.
      
 In the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were 11 cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals. Among them, eight persons were discharged, two persons were admitted for observation and one person was discharged against medical advice:

Source: CHP


           
As background information, in the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were 42 cases of stroke or myocardial infarction that required admission to the Intensive Care Unit, Acute Stroke Unit and Cardiac Care Unit of public hospitals. The state of new cases admitted to the wards concerned is provided as a cross reference to enhance fuller public understanding of cases of the kind recorded on vaccine recipients.

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