(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Chen Zhaoshi: Hong Kong's vaccination rate has reached "phased results"

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, August 16th (Reporter Han Xingtong Liu Chenyao) The Director of the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Zhaoshi, said in an exclusive interview with China News Agency that the current coverage rate of the first dose of the new crown vaccine has exceeded 50%, achieving "phased results". ".

She hopes that the first dose vaccination rate will reach 70% or even higher by September.

  According to figures released by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, as of the evening of August 15, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government had vaccinated approximately 6.63 million doses of the new crown vaccine for citizens, of which more than 3.72 million had received the first dose of the new crown vaccine.

  Chen Zhaoshi pointed out that the current inoculation rate of the first dose of the new crown vaccine exceeds 50%, reaching a staged result.

But she emphasized that this ratio is far from enough, at least the vaccination rate should reach 70%.

She said that if the current daily vaccination is maintained, the first dose of vaccination is expected to reach 70% in September. "But do you say that 70% is enough? In fact, we hope to be higher, because the higher the vaccine, the more we can protect ourselves. To protect the entire society."

  Chen Zhaoshi said that the SAR government has continuously promoted vaccination plans in different groups, and the "three-pronged approach" provides clear consultation, facilitates vaccination, and provides incentives.

She said frankly that in addition to providing lucky draws as incentives for vaccinations from all walks of life, the SAR government also urged everyone to vaccinate by giving vaccination holidays and other methods.

  Chen Zhaoshi revealed that the overall vaccination rate of the hospital administration staff has exceeded 80%, the vaccination rate of doctors has reached 94%, and the vaccination rate of nurses has also reached 80%. I believe the relevant figures will continue to rise.

  As for the elderly population with a low vaccination rate, Chen Zhaoshi said that the SAR government has done a lot of work to promote vaccinations for the elderly, including asking doctors to explain on radio and TV programs, providing consultation hours in the general outpatient clinics of the HA, and launching "Same Day Funding" provides convenience for the elderly to vaccinate.

She said that the vaccination rate for the elderly is also increasing.

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