(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The second dose of the new crown vaccine in Hong Kong over the age of 12 reaches 80%

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, March 13. The Secretary of the Civil Service Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Nie Dequan, posted on the social platform on the 13th that through the joint efforts of the society and citizens, Hong Kong has reached the staged goal of 80% of the second dose of the new crown vaccine for people over 12 years old. , the number of vaccinated more than 5.39 million.

  Nie Dequan said that in the next step, Hong Kong will increase the vaccination rate of the second dose to 90%, and also hopes to reach 90% of the children's vaccination rate by mid-April, and will speed up the third dose of vaccination.

  The first-dose vaccination rate of the elderly has also continued to rise. Nie Dequan said that the first-dose vaccination rate of 60-69-year-olds has reached 89%, the first-dose vaccination rate of 70-79-year-olds has exceeded 80%, and the first-dose vaccination rate of 80-year-olds or above. The vaccination rate was 54.6%.

  Nie Dequan said that the fifth wave of the epidemic is fierce. From the data of severe cases and deaths, it can be seen that vaccination will definitely save lives. He hopes to further increase the vaccination rate of the elderly and children as soon as possible.

He believes that the current daily vaccination capacity is fully able to meet the demand.

  Nie Dequan revealed that the SAR government will continue to introduce more convenient measures to facilitate the vaccination of citizens, and will launch a home vaccination program later to take care of the elderly living alone and the disabled in the community with limited mobility.

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