HK welfare chief: Vaccine message simplified for the aged | Article
An aged girl receives the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at a group vaccination heart in Hong Kong on Feb 23, 2021 as frontline staff and high-risk persons are the primary in line to be vaccinated within the territory.
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HONG KONG – The Hong Kong authorities has simplified the message within the present spherical of the outreach vaccination program in a bid to spice up the vaccination fee among the many aged.
Talking after attending a radio program on Saturday, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Regulation Chi-kwong admitted that the vaccination fee within the first spherical of the Outreach Vaccination Association for Residential Care Properties was low as a result of lack of expertise for the aged.
Labor chief Regulation Chi-kwong mentioned easier info is being offered within the second spherical of the outreach vacciantion service to assist the aged make choices, including that individuals who have been receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination can take the COVID-19 vaccine
“We began the primary spherical (of the outreach vaccination association) a few months in the past, however at the moment due to the lack of expertise and problem in making choices, the vaccination fee was a bit too low,” Regulation mentioned.
He mentioned easier info is being offered within the second spherical of the service to assist the aged make choices, including that aged individuals who have been receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination can take the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We’ve got simply began one other spherical, offering extra info, easier info, telling people who if they’ve been receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, now they’ll (have a) COVID-19 vaccine,” Regulation mentioned.
“We hope that the simplified message would assist folks to make up their thoughts (about COVID-19) vaccination.”
Round 25 % of Hong Kong residents aged 60 and above have been inoculated, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen mentioned on Sunday.
As of Friday night time, greater than 5.14 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the general public. Round 2.16 million folks have been absolutely vaccinated, accounting for 31.8 % of the eligible inhabitants in Hong Kong.
A complete of 70,600 coronavirus vaccine photographs had been administered on Friday, a file because the territory’s vaccine rollout began on Feb 26.
Regulation was additionally requested to elaborate on his earlier feedback that the labor market ought to enhance additional.
“ all the symptoms, together with financial indicators and our labor market state of affairs, corresponding to jobs out there, folks in search of jobs, and so forth, the pattern is certainly telling us that it’s happening, when it comes to the unemployment fee,” he mentioned.
“However how briskly it would go down is one thing that we can not actually predict, however the pattern goes down.”