Statistics for COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
In the past 24 hours ending at 8pm today (March 22), the following figures were recorded:
(i) About 10 200 persons received their first dose of Sinovac vaccine, including about 7 200 persons vaccinated at eight Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 2 900 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme; and
(ii) About 15 000 persons received their first dose of BioNTech vaccine at 19 CVCs.
(iii) A total of about 25 200 persons received their first dose of vaccine.
The overall percentage of people who have received Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs today is about 80 per cent, while the overall percentage of people who have received BioNTech vaccine at 19 CVCs today is about 95 per cent.
So far, a cumulative total of about 379 600 persons have received their first vaccination dose (Annex 1), with about 243 800 persons receiving Sinovac vaccine and about 135 800 persons receiving BioNTech vaccine.
As of 8pm today, about 5 900 persons had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours, while about 12 100 persons had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine online.
In the past 24 hours ending at 0000 hours today, there were 12 cases of ambulance transfer to hospital. Among them, six persons were discharged, three persons were admitted for observation and three persons were discharged against medical advice (Annex 2).
Meanwhile, as background information, in the past 24 hours ending at 0000 hours today, there were 43 cases of stroke or myocardial infarction that required admission to Intensive Care Unit, Acute Stroke Unit and Cardiac Care Unit in public hospitals. This figure is the actual total number of new cases admitted to concerned wards due to stroke or myocardial infarction and serves as a cross reference for the general public to comprehend the unwell cases.
New CVC to accept booking
A new CVC at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium will commence operation on March 29, bringing the number of CVCs administering BioNTech vaccine to 20. People belonging to the priority groups can book receiving BioNTech vaccine there through the online booking system on the designated website of the Vaccination Programme (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk) from 9am tomorrow (March 23). Regarding the vaccination of Sinovac vaccine, people can make reservations for receiving the vaccine at eight CVCs and the 18 general out-patient clinics of the Hospital Authority. They can also make appointments for vaccination with private doctors or clinics participating in the programme.
Ends/Monday, March 22, 2021
Issued at HKT 22:57
Issued at HKT 22:57