2nd April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The vaccine programme in Hong Kong has been launched for more than a month. Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said that Hong Kong already has a “vaccine passport” which can be downloaded by the public through the “iAM Smart” app. The staff will also provide the public with a printed version of the “vaccine passport” after the injection. She urged the public to get COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, rather than adopt the wait and see, attitude and she said that after the first shot, the “vaccine passport” will take at least 35 to 42 days to take effect. If you don’t start the vaccination now, you will get not enjoy the convenience of travel later.
Carrie Lam posted on her Facebook two hours ago that with the launch of vaccination programme in various countries and regions, many foreign governments have recently indicated that they will provide vaccinated citizens with “vaccine passports” to facilitate their travel. In Hong Kong, in fact, a personal “vaccine passport” already exists, both in electronic and paper versions, the former can be downloaded to one’s mobile phone through the iAM Smart app after the injection, while the latter is provided by the Community Vaccination Centre staff after the first injection.
Carrie Lam mentioned that the Comirnaty vaccination which has been suspended for a week will be resumed next Monday after ensuring its quality and safety. She appealed to the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible so that they can have a “vaccine passport.”