556,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to Hongkongers, 4 ambulance transfers reported

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5th April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been implemented for the 38th day since 26th February, 2021.

 So far, about 556,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public. Among them, about 478,900 persons have received their first dose, with about 327,500 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 151,400 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine. About 77,200 persons have received their second dose, with about 76,600 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 600 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine.

In the last 24 hours ending at 8pm today, the following vaccination and booking figures were recorded:

(i) About 3,800 persons received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 3,600 persons vaccinated at eight Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 200 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme;

(ii) about 7,600 persons received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 6,800 persons vaccinated at the CVCs and about 800 persons at private doctors and clinics;

(iii) the overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight CVCs is about 96 per cent; and

(iv) about 2,300 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine, while about 15,900 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.

In the last 24 hours ending at 12am yesterday, there were four cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals. All four persons were discharged after treatment:

Source: CHP

 As background information, in the last 24 hours ending at 12am yesterday, there were 31 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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