More groups support COVID-19 vaccination (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, visited New World Tower in Central today (June 30). During the visit, he and the Chief Executive Officer of New World Development Company Limited, Dr Adrian Cheng, jointly viewed the administering of the BioNTech vaccine to around 160 staff members of the group, as arranged by the Government's outreach vaccination service. 

     "I am grateful to New World Development for liaising with the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) to make arrangements for today's outreach vaccination. Such a move has enabled its staff to get vaccinated so that they can not only protect themselves and their families, but also their colleagues working in the same office and visitors as well. It also helps the community as a whole to build a protective barrier as soon as possible," Mr Nip said. 

     Mr Nip said that so far the outreach team has been mobilised 31 times and around 6 000 people have been vaccinated through the outreach vaccination service. He called on various sectors and industries to join the Government in promoting the Early Vaccination for All campaign and encourage people to get vaccinated so as to help build an immune barrier in Hong Kong as soon as possible by significantly raising the vaccination rate, thereby restoring normality to society sooner rather than later. 

     Should enterprises and organisations have a sufficient number of employees who would like to get vaccinated and a suitable venue with sufficient space, they can make use of the outreach vaccination service so that their employees can be vaccinated in a more convenient way. Enterprises and groups can call the hotline for the outreach vaccination service at 3904 1490 from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, for arrangements. 
     There has been enthusiastic support for the outreach vaccination programme since it was launched by the CSB. Having provided the outreach vaccination service to the Hong Kong Sports Institute, global professional services enterprises, property developers, financial institutions, the construction industry, public utilities, a property management company, universities and a district organisation, the CSB is now proactively in discussions with enterprises and groups from various sectors on the feasibility of providing the service to them. 
     Mr Nip expressed his gratitude to the medical team and administrative support staff of the Community Vaccination Centre at Ho Man Tin Sports Centre for providing the outreach service today.

Ends/Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:39