Community Vaccination Centres and private clinics open for CoronaVac vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 from next week

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15th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip, who is in charge of coordinating the vaccination plan, said in a radio program today (15th) that he plans to open community vaccination centres (CVCs) and private clinics for children aged 5 to 11 from next week. For CoronaVac vaccine, the government will arrange outreach teams to vaccinate the children of this age group after the Lunar New Year. As for Comirnaty vaccine, Nip pointed out that after the Lunar New Year, HKU Community Vaccination Centre at Gleneagles Hospital will specially vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 years with Comirnaty.

Nip also pointed out that each Comirnaty vaccination centre is expected to be able to administer a total of 1 million doses of vaccines per month, and the dose of CoronaVac vaccine in private clinics has also increased significantly in the past two weeks to nearly 15,000 doses per day. He pointed out that in addition to the 15 elderly health centres under the Department of Health providing vaccination services, the Hospital Authority will also increase the number of 25 general outpatient clinics to vaccinate members of the public, of which 11 will provide Comirnaty vaccination, and the other 14 will provide CoronaVac vaccination.

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