Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government to maintain most of the social distancing measures

The Government maintains most of the social distancing measures currently in place, and introduce a new type of scheduled premises, namely "event premises", with a view to specifying restrictions and requirements applicable to certain events with greater clarity so that social and economic activities can be resumed gradually in a controlled manner.

If the vaccination rate in Hong Kong can be raised sooner to achieve herd immunity, the social distancing measures can be further relaxed to allow Hong Kong to return to normality as soon as possible.

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2. Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines convenes meeting to conduct continuous benefit-risk analysis of authorised COVID-19 vaccines

The Advisory Panel still considered that the benefits of the two vaccines outweighed the risks, and that there was no need to recommend changes regarding the use of the two vaccines. The Government will continue to ensure that the authorised vaccines satisfy the criteria of safety, efficacy and quality, and continue to disseminate to the public and relevant stakeholders the latest safety and scientific information on the relevant vaccines in a timely manner.

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3. Joint efforts with local ethnic minorities to promote vaccination

Around 20 local ethnic minorities (EM) leaders and representatives, non-governmental organisations serving the EM community and healthcare professionals attended a Round Table Discussion chaired by the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, to exchange views and plan forward on promoting COVID-19 vaccination among the EM community in Hong Kong.

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The Department of Health accords great importance to the dissemination of important information to the EM community. Health education materials are continuously translated into nine EM languages (Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, Nepali, Urdu, Thai, Bengali, Sinhala and Vietnamese) and made available online. Selected materials are also being translated into French, Spanish, Punjabi and Tamil. Some videos are also available for download directly. Please refer to the attachment.

More information on COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

Webinar - An Overview on COVID-19 Vaccination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTPBXstt0jE

Webinar – Vaccination for children and adolescents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzDV8OrRdw0

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