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Jab pass plan to expand

The vaccine pass arrangement will be implemented in designated healthcare premises under the Food & Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority (HA) starting June 13, the Government announced today.   The vaccine pass arrangement is applicable to the 13 types of designated healthcare premises primarily providing non-emergency or non-urgent medical services through appointments, such as HA specialist out-patient clinics, and government dental clinics and orthodontic clinics.   Service users and visitors at designated healthcare premises must present upon request their vaccination record, including recovery record, medical exemption certificate, or the negative result proof of a nucleic acid test that is only applicable to service users for staff members' checking. There is no need to scan the vaccine pass QR code.   Service users and visitors who enter the designated healthcare premises for collecting RAT kits, undergoing COVID-19 testing or receivin

Vaccination case reported

The Department of Health said as of 4pm today, in the past 24 hours it received one report from the Hospital Authority of a death case with suspected serious adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination.   The case involved a 57-year-old man with a history of hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity. He was found unconscious on the street at around midnight of May 2.   He was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital's accident and emergency department and passed away this morning.   The man had received a dose of the Sinovac vaccine at a community vaccination centre on April 26 and there was no record of him feeling unwell during observation there.   The department has contacted the authority to obtain further information and will pass the case to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation for causality assessment.   So far, there is no clinical evidence to indicate that the event was caused by the vaccine, it added.
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