Source: Hong Kong Information Services
Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan today viewed the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to some 170 Kowloon Motor Bus staff and their family members through the Government’s outreach service.
They received the BioNTech vaccine at the bus company’s Kowloon Bay depot.
Mr Chan explained that around 90% of Hong Kong’s daily commuter trips are on public transport, of which over 30% are on franchised buses.
“Getting vaccinated is of utmost importance to employees of franchised bus companies as they will have contact with the public every day.
“This is not only to protect themselves, but also to build an immune barrier for their families and the community.”
Mr Chan appealed to all public transport sector employees to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme as soon as possible and called on various public transport operators to join the Government in promoting early vaccination by encouraging and arranging their staff to get vaccinated.