(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Certain people in Hong Kong will receive the third dose of vaccine, involving 1.86 million people

  China News Service, Hong Kong, November 3 (Reporter Zeng Ping) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 3rd that, with reference to expert recommendations, qualified persons in specific groups, namely those with weakened immune systems and those at higher risk of infection, can be released from November 11. Starting from today, the third dose of new crown vaccine will be given priority for free, and it is estimated that about 1.86 million people will be involved.

On November 3, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government held a press conference to announce that eligible specific groups, such as those with weakened immunity and those at higher risk of contracting the new crown virus, will receive the third dose of the new crown vaccine for free starting from November 11. .

The picture shows the Director of the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Chen Zhaoshi attending the press conference.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Yongnuo

  The Director of the Civil Service Bureau of the Special Administrative Region Government Nie Dequan, and the Director of the Food and Health Bureau Chen Zhaoshi held a press conference on the same day to announce the latest arrangements for vaccination against the new crown.

  According to the new arrangement, people with weakened immunity, such as cancer patients, organ transplant patients, and advanced AIDS patients, should receive the third dose of the vaccine at least 4 weeks after the second dose.

  People who have been vaccinated with two doses of Kexing vaccine, 18 years of age or above have received two doses of Fubitai vaccine, and are at higher risk of infection, including elderly people 60 years of age or above, medical staff, patients with chronic diseases, and higher exposure to the work environment Employees who are at risk and who are more likely to spread the new crown virus, such as those involved in anti-epidemic work, providing cross-border transportation, or working at control points and ports, should receive the third dose of vaccine at least 6 months after the second dose.

  Chen Zhaoshi said that which vaccine to choose is a personal wish, and citizens who have received the first two doses of vaccine can choose Kexing vaccine or Fubitai vaccine for the third dose according to their own circumstances.

Under Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic policy, the third shot is an enhanced shot, which does not affect the definition of two doses of vaccination even if the vaccination is completed.

  She said that Hong Kong has purchased a total of 15 million doses of the new crown vaccine. As of November 2nd, more than 9 million doses have been vaccinated. The SAR government will pay close attention to demand and carry out the third dose of vaccination in an orderly manner.

  Nie Dequan said that it is estimated that about 1.86 million people will be given priority to receive the third dose of vaccine, of which about 925,000 people are 60 years old or above.

Experts also recommend that other people who have been vaccinated with two doses of Kexing vaccine get the third dose, and the SAR government will open the third dose for these people later.

He said that the SAR government will continue to increase the vaccination rate and hopes that everyone will work together to this end.

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