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

1. Same-day ticket arrangements for COVID-19 vaccination to be expanded to cover students aged 12 or above

After evaluating the actual situation, the Government has decided to extend the arrangement to cover students studying at primary and secondary schools as well as post-secondary institutions. As the summer holiday is coming to an end, the Government hopes that such an arrangement will assist students and their parents who have not yet received vaccination to get vaccinated.

Those aged 12 to 17 are required to bring along a consent form signed by their parents for getting vaccinated. The consent form can be downloaded from the designated website of the Vaccination Programme.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/25/P2021082500230.htm

2. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination

As at 8pm on August 22, over 7.05 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for members of the public. Around 3.93 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine, accounting for 58.3 per cent of the population aged 12 or above. The DH received 5 347 reports of adverse events (0.08 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered). Among the death cases concerning persons who had been vaccinated, including 37 cases with vaccination within 14 days before they passed away (0.0005 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered), none of the death cases was associated with vaccination.

Vaccines can provide protection to those vaccinated to prevent serious complications and even deaths after infection. The Government appeals again to persons who are not yet vaccinated, especially senior citizens, chronic patients and other immunocompromised persons who face a higher chance of death after COVID-19 infection, to get vaccinated as soon as possible for better self-protection before the fifth wave strikes in Hong Kong.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/25/P2021082500552.htm

3. Foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who were fully vaccinated in Indonesia or the Philippines may come to work in Hong Kong

Starting on August 30, FDHs who were fully vaccinated in these two countries may come to work in Hong Kong. They must present a vaccination record that has been affirmed by the relevant authorities of these two countries and undergo compulsory quarantine in a Designated Quarantine Facility (DQF) after arriving in Hong Kong.

As for FDHs who were fully vaccinated in Hong Kong, they are already allowed to come to work in Hong Kong from Group A specified places with effect from August 20. These FDHs have to undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs). The lists of the fourth-cycle and fifth-cycle DQHs have been uploaded to the dedicated website.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/26/P2021082600265.htm

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We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your colleagues, work associates and/or business partners so that they could adopt proper preventive measures. Thank you very much for your support.

Department of Health

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