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Health chief visits Eastern Hospital

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau today visited Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital to get an update on the service of public hospitals.        He toured the hospital’s specialist outpatient clinic, medical ward, accident and emergency department and hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre, followed by a meeting with its management and frontline healthcare staff to learn about the service demands and manpower deployment.        Prof Lo said: "Having gone through the anti-epidemic work in the past three years, Hong Kong is on the road to full normalcy. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare staff for their efforts in performing duties and working tirelessly amidst immense work pressure to safeguard the city's healthcare system.”            Noting that Hong Kong will see a sharp rise in the number of travellers with the full resumption of normal travel with the Mainland, Prof Lo said the Government will closely monitor the development of the CO

4.77m vaccine jabs administered

About 4,771,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 2,790,400 people receiving their first dose and around 1,981,000 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,137,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 1,652,500 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 818,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,162,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 63,300 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 7,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 14,200 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 19,000 people received their first dose and about 22,500 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 98%, while it is 99% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 27,300 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospitals.
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