MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: COVID-19 Vaccination Stations to be set up at three public hospitals

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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

COVID-19 Vaccination Stations to be set up at three public hospitals
COVID-19 Vaccination Stations to be set up at three public hospitals
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     The Government announced today (September 24) that three COVID-19 Vaccination Stations will be set up in Queen Mary Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital starting from Wednesday (September 29) to enable patients visiting the hospital for follow-up appointments and visitors, in particular patients of specialist out-patient clinics, to receive the BioNTech vaccination without prior booking when they have their follow-up medical consultation.      The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, said, “The slow growth in the vaccination rate of elderly persons is worrying. Elderly persons have comparatively higher risk of falling seriously ill and dying brought by COVID-19 infection. As such, the Government will set up vaccination stations operated by medical organisations at hospitals as a pilot scheme to help elderly persons having follow-up medical consultations at specialist out-patient clinics in these hospitals to get vaccinated immediately.      “Depending on the actual situation, we will set up more vaccination stations at public hospitals after the implementation of the pilot scheme.”      The vaccination stations will open from 10am to 7pm on weekdays except public holidays, with no lunch break. Last vaccination is at 6.30pm. Arrangements will be made for people being vaccinated to have their second dose injection at the same vaccination station or another Community Vaccination Centre. For those who opt for the Sinovac vaccine, the vaccination stations will refer them to a nearby Community Vaccination Centre.      The locations of the vaccination stations are as follows: Queen Mary Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: 3rd Floor, Block S, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road Queen Elizabeth Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: G/F, Ambulatory Care Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road Tuen Mun Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: G/F, Main Block, Tuen Mun Hospital, 23 Tsing Chung Koon Road

 
Ends/Friday, September 24, 2021Issued at HKT 14:00

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