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Friday, February 26, 2021

Hong Kong Authorities Set to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations

Coronavirus disease vaccination in Hong Kong is set to begin on Friday, giving vaccines to health care workers, people aged over 60, and nursing home residents and staff members.

Hong Kong has dealt with Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac vaccines to purchase 7.5 million doses each from company, more than enough to accommodate its 7,552,810 citizens.

The government has already approved Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines, while AstraZeneca waiting to be approved.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and city’s health minister Sophia Chan received the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine on Monday as part of the preparation for the vaccine mass distribution.

However, fewer than three in 10 residents were prepared to take the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech vaccine, the University of Hong Kong  survey revealed in January 2021. 

Residents can choose among the vaccines available, Lam says. She also encouraged its people to get vaccinated. 

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