Citizens set to get Covid jabs next month at vaccination centers in 18 districts

Local | 7 Jan 2021 2:49 pm

Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, a member of the government's vaccination program task force said on a radio program this morning that authorities are planning to set up vaccination centers at 18 districts in the city and start the vaccinations early next month.

The former CHP controller said the first batch of 1 million doses of vaccine produced by Sinovac, a mainland pharmaceutical company, will arrive in Hong Kong by the beginning of next month.

“Authorities are planning to set up at least one vaccination center at each district, each center will be allocated with sufficient medical staff, first aid equipment and observation beds. There will also be backup power sources for the fridges in case of power failure,” said Tsang.

He added that authorities have started to coordinate with the private medical sector to discuss details of having private doctors help with the vaccination. Medical teams will also be sent to care homes to help those with mobility issues.

Henry Yeung Chiu-fat, president of the Hong Kong Doctors Union believes that private doctors in Hong Kong are likely to give a hand in the vaccination program.

However, he said the government should add in the disclaimer that the doctors giving the jabs cannot guarantee zero adverse effects caused by the vaccines, as the doctors are only responsible in help giving the jabs.

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