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8.92m vaccine doses administered

About 8,923,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,570,000 people receiving their first dose and around 4,353,200 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,660,600 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,909,500 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,587,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,766,000 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 9,300 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 1,800 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 2,600 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 2,300 people received their first dose and around 2,800 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is about 90% for the BioNTech one. http://dlvr.it/S9t

9 imported COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating nine additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from the UK, Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan and Serbia.   The centre is also investigating an overseas case involving a 14-year-old girl who lives at Block 1, Grand Garden, 61 South Bay Road in Repulse Bay. She had received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine on July 29 and August 21 in Hong Kong.   Her sample collected on September 5 in Hong Kong tested negative for COVID-19. She travelled to the UK on September 8 on Cathay Pacific flight CX251.   The UK health authority notified the centre on September 20 that her specimen collected in the UK on September 10 tested positive. She remained asymptomatic.   The centre is following up on the case with the UK health authority and epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway.   The building where the patient stayed in Hong Kong was included in a compulsory testing notice yesterday, requiring relevant people to undergo testing.   A total of 38 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of them are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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