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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

8.62m vaccine jabs given

About 8,622,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,472,800 people receiving their first dose and around 4,149,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,623,600 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,849,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,505,100 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,644,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 21,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,600 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 3,500 people received their first dose and around 8,200 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while it is about 92% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, four people were sent to hospital.

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