539,800 persons in HK have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination, 10 cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals reported

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2nd May 2021 – (Hong Kong)    ​The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been implemented for the 66th day since 26th February, 2021.

 So far, about 1,491,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public. Among them, about 952,100 persons have received their first dose, with about 438,800 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 513,300 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine. About 539,800 persons have received their second dose, with about 320,100 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 219,600 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine.

In the last 24 hours ending at 8pm today, about 37,500 persons have received vaccination and about 19,500 new vaccination bookings have been made online, detailed as follows:

(i) About 4,000 persons received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 3,500 persons vaccinated at Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 500 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme;

(ii) about 4,600 persons received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 4,400 persons vaccinated at CVCs and about 300 persons at private doctors and clinics;

(iii) about 11,700 persons received their first dose of the BioNTech vaccine at CVCs, and about 17,100 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 96 per cent; while the overall percentage of people who have received the BioNTech vaccine at CVCs is about 97 per cent; and

(v) about 4,000 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine, while about 15,500 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 10 cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals. Among them, eight persons were discharged, one person was admitted for observation and one person was discharged against medical advice.

As background information, in the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were 38 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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