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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

2.89m vaccine jabs given

About 2,891,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,707,900 people receiving their first dose and around 1,183,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 749,700 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 958,200 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 492,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 690,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 14,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 4,700 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 21,700 people received their first dose and about 13,300 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 7,000 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 17,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to hospitals.
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