573,000 persons have received their second dose of Covid vaccination in HK, 8 cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals reported

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4th May 2021 – (Hong Kong)  The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been implemented for the 68th day since 26th February, 2021.

So far, about 1,562,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public. Among them, about 989,700 persons have received their first dose, with about 452,100 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 537,600 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine. About 573,000 persons have received their second dose, with about 324,800 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 24,200 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine.

In the last 24 hours ending at 8pm today, about 33,100 persons have received vaccination and about 18,700 new vaccination bookings have been made online, detailed as follows:

(i) About 6,300 persons received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 2,800 persons vaccinated at Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 3,500 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme;

(ii) about 2,200 persons received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 1,700 persons vaccinated at CVCs and about 500 persons at private doctors and clinics;

(iii) about 11,500 persons received their first dose of the BioNTech vaccine at CVCs, and about 13,100 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 95 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 14,700 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 eight cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals. Among them, five persons were discharged, two persons were discharged against medical advice and one person left the hospital without seeking any consultation.



As background information, in the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were 50 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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