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Hospital Authority offers leave day to encourage vaccination
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) welcomed the Government's initiatives and the vaccination leave arrangement for government employees to encourage the public to receive COVID-19 vaccination. The HA will make reference to the arrangement to offer authorised leave for vaccination to HA staff who have received vaccination. Meanwhile, to protect oneself and others, the HA appeals to the public to receive vaccination as early as possible.
     "To allow sufficient time to recuperate and to encourage staff members to receive vaccination, staff members who have taken a dose of vaccine are entitled to have a day of authorised leave for vaccination. The arrangement also applies to staff members who have already received vaccination earlier," the HA spokesperson said.
     The HA is working on the vaccination leave arrangement while ensuring normal operation of public hospital services. The details will be announced to the staff as early as practicable.
     All hospital clusters will continue with their arrangements to encourage vaccination, while different hospitals have already set up depots to enable staff members to receive vaccination and hotlines to answer queries.
     The HA encouraged members of the public and healthcare workers once again to actively get vaccinated. The significance of vaccination is self-protection and the protection of the people around by preventing transmission of the virus. As an important step in managing the epidemic, receiving vaccination is important for oneself and others.
Ends/Monday, May 31, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:55
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