A total of 758,000 doses of the Comirnaty vaccine, which was jointly developed by Fosun Pharma and BioNTech, arrived in Hong Kong on Monday, March 8.
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Adding up to the first batch of doses amounting to 585,000 that have been delivered in late February, a total of about 1.34 million doses of the Comirnaty vaccine have arrived in the city.
Add’l 758K Doses of Comirnaty Vaccine Arrive in Hong Kong
In line with this, hospital and government staff carried out stringent checks and inspections of the vaccine to ensure it complied with the product specifications and that the transportation process followed the relevant cold-chain requirements, News.Gov.HK reported.
Authorities noted that the vaccines have been placed in validated ultra-low temperature freezers to ensure their proper storage in accordance with the temperature specified by the drug manufacturer.
Moreover, those who belong in the top five priority groups can make online reservations for receiving the Comirnaty vaccine at the seven community vaccination centres under the Hospital Authority from March 10 to 30. The priority groups include:
- Medical workers;
- People age 60 or above;
- Caretakers at elderly homes;
- Personnel responsible for environmental hygiene (e.g. cabin crew, cross-border drivers); and
- Disciplined forces often in contact with citizens.
Additionally, they can make online bookings to receive the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres and 18 HA general outpatient clinics for the period until March 28.
Alternatively, they can make a vaccination appointment directly with a private doctor or clinic under the programme, without going through the government online booking system.
To get more information on the vaccination venues, including community vaccination centres, HA general outpatient clinics, and private doctors and clinics taking part in the programme, residents may visit GeoInfo Map and the COVID-19 Interactive Map Dashboard.
Around 83,400 people have been inoculated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine since February 22, while about 300 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine today, the Government announced.
Meanwhile, approximately 11,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme on March 6.
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