Carrie Lam and top officials get HK’s first Covid jabs

Local | 22 Feb 2021 3:41 pm

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, along with her top government officials, on Monday became the first people to receive Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong.

Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu and most of the rest of Lam's top team were given jabs at the Central Library, RTHK reports.

The press were invited to cover the process which was broadcast live on television.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mau-po, Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing and Commerce Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah were not among those receiving the shots.

Last week, Lam said she would be choosing the vaccine made by mainland company Sinovac.

The first million jabs from the firm arrived in Hong Kong on February 19, while jabs from Germany's BioNTech are expected to reach the territory by the end of the month.

The government's vaccination program is due to get underway on February 26, with those in various "high priority" groups the first to be invited to receive jabs.

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