June 7, 2022
HONG KONG – Nearly 18,000 people were vaccinated under Hong Kong’s home vaccination service rolled out in late April, according to official data.
The government of the special administrative region appealed on Monday to people aged 70 or above and those with impaired mobility due to illness or physical disability, who have not received a vaccination yet, to register for the free door-to-door service online or call the enquiry hotline 5688 5234 as soon as possible.
Over 27,000 people have registered for the service since the Home Vaccination Call Centre commenced operation in mid-April.
Patrick Nip, Secretary for the Civil Service, HKSAR
Starting from June 13, the call center will run from 9 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday. It will send an SMS to people who have registered for the service but cannot be reached by telephone, according to a government press release.
“Over 27,000 people have registered for the service since the Home Vaccination Call Centre commenced operation in mid-April,” Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said on Monday.
In addition to receiving calls from the public, the call center has contacted about 190,000 people, including those who are receiving relevant allowances under the Social Welfare Department and are yet to get vaccinated, and those who have been referred by the Council of Social Service, to help them register for vaccination, he added.
From June 13, the Hong Kong University Children Community Vaccination Centre at Gleneagles Hospital in Wong Chuk Hang will provide BioNTech vaccination to eligible people aged 12 or above on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and administer the vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the press release said.
The center operates from 10 am to 6 pm daily.
Starting Tuesday, people aged 12 or above can make reservations for vaccination there through the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme website. Same-day tickets will not be provided, added the release.