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

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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

COVID-19 Vaccination Stations to be set up at four public hospitals
COVID-19 Vaccination Stations to be set up at four public hospitals
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     The Government will set up COVID-19 Vaccination Stations in four public hospitals starting from next Monday (October 18) to enable patients visiting the hospital for follow-up appointments and visitors, in particular patients of specialist out-patient clinics, to receive BioNTech vaccination without prior booking when they have their follow-up medical consultation.      The new COVID-19 Vaccination Stations will be set up in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre and Prince of Wales Hospital respectively. In addition to the vaccination stations in Queen Mary Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital which came into service last month, the number of vaccination stations will increase from three to seven.      The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, said today (October 15), “The vaccination rate for elderly persons has increased recently. However, given the threat posed by mutant strains, their vaccination rate should raise further as they have comparatively higher risk of falling seriously ill and dying brought by COVID-19 infection. As such, the Government set up vaccination stations operated by medical organisations in three public hospitals as a pilot scheme. In the past two weeks, an average of about 200 people received vaccination at the vaccination stations every day. After evaluation, the Government has decided to expand the scheme to enable more elderly persons to receive vaccination when they have their follow-up medical consultation at specialist out-patient clinics in hospitals.”      The vaccination stations operate 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, they will be referred to a nearby Community Vaccination Centre.      The locations of the vaccination stations are as follows: Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: Hospital Hall, G/F, East Block, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road Tseung Kwan O Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: Function Room, 1/F, Ambulatory Care Block, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, 2 Po Ning Lane, Hang Hau Caritas Medical Centre COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: Function Room (Room 1069), 1/F, Wai Ming Block, Caritas Medical Centre, 111 Wing Hong Street Prince of Wales Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination StationAddress: 2/F, Day Treatment Block and Children Wards, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street 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, October 15, 2021Issued at HKT 10:30

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