Chinanews.com, Hong Kong, March 18th. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, visited the Children's Community Vaccination Center of the Hong Kong University of Hong Kong Hospital on the 18th to learn about the situation of parents and schools arranging for children to come to be vaccinated against the new crown, and for the on-duty The medical team cheered.
She called on parents to act now to arrange vaccinations for their young children.
On March 18, Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (third from right) chatted with a child waiting to be vaccinated against the new crown.
Photo courtesy of the Information Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
On the same day, Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for the Civil Service of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Nie Takquan, visited the Children's Community Vaccination Center of the Hong Kong University of Hong Kong Hospital, and listened to the introduction of the operation of the center by Leung Cheuk-wai, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, including the rehabilitation of children's vaccination. Special vaccine dilution procedures are required for BETWEEN Vaccines and talk to health care and staff.
Carrie Lam thanked the experienced medical and nursing teams of the University of Hong Kong and Gleneagles Hospital for taking good care of the children's needs, allowing them to be vaccinated in a comfortable and safe environment.
She also thanked parents and school staff for responding to the SAR government's call to arrange for children to be vaccinated at the center to protect their health.
The Hong Kong New Crown Vaccination Program covers children aged 5 to 11 years from January 21 this year, and the vaccination age of Sinovac has been lowered to 3 years old from February 15.
In order to increase the vaccination rate of children and adolescents, the SAR Government provides various channels to facilitate schools to arrange group vaccinations, including arranging mobile vaccination stations or outreach teams to schools, group appointments to community vaccination centers or students designated by the Department of Health of the SAR Government Health Service Center, etc.
The SAR Government will also reserve places for schools to make group appointments at some vaccination centers to facilitate schools.
Lin Zhengyue said that as of the 17th, more than 290,000 children aged 3 to 11 in Hong Kong had received the first dose of the new crown vaccine, with a vaccination rate of 56.1%, and about 230,000 children had not yet been vaccinated.
She called on parents to take immediate action to arrange vaccinations for their young children to reduce the risk of severe illness or death if they contract the virus, and to create more favorable conditions for students to return to school and conduct various learning activities.