Four COVID-19 vaccination stations to commence operation tomorrow (with photos)
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     ‚ÄčThe Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, said after a visit to the Lai Chi Kok Park Community Vaccination Station (CVS) today (September 29) that the CVS is well prepared for administering the Sinovac vaccine for members of the public starting from tomorrow (September 30). In addition, three Private Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Stations located at Chi Lok Fa Yuen in Tuen Mun, Kornhill Plaza Office Tower in Quarry Bay and Ice House Street in Central will also come into operation tomorrow.
      
     Mrs Yeung said that the Government will set up a CVS at Wong Tai Sin Square starting from October 12 to provide Sinovac and BioNTech vaccination services to the public. Online reservation will start at 9am on October 7.
      
     Members of the public can make reservations for vaccination services through the booking system on the designated website of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (booking.covidvaccine.gov.hk). Persons aged 60 or above can collect a same-day ticket for appointment-free vaccination on the spot.
      
     The Government will adopt a more flexible and more cost-effective strategy to work with private medical organisations and make good use of different venues to set up vaccination stations at locations with convenient transportation or high patronage to expand the service network so as to provide convenience to the public and make the utmost effort to boost the vaccination rates of the young and the old.
      
     Mrs Yeung reminded unvaccinated elderly persons or persons who are due to receive their next dose to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Parents should also act fast and bring their young children to receive vaccination. They should not neglect the importance of vaccination, even as the number of confirmed cases decreases, and good preparation has to be made before winter approaches.
      
     The designated website (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/programme) provides the latest information including details on vaccination venues, reservation and enquiry hotlines.

Ends/Thursday, September 29, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:35

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