Important Health Information

Strengthening testing services in Sham Shui Po district

Pak Tin Community Hall (G/F, Pak Tin Community Complex on Pak Wan Street) 8 am – 8 pm
Ø  Maple Street Playground, Sham Shui Po (Junction of Cheung Sha Wan Road and Maple Street)
Ø  Cheung Sha Wan Sports Centre (near Hing Wah Street) 9 am – 9 pm
Ø  Lai Chi Kok Park entrance (near Exit D of Mei Foo MTR Station)
Ø  Tai Hang Tung Community Centre 10 am – 8 pm
Ø  Lai Kok Community Hall
Ø  Cheung Sha Wan Playground (near Exit B of Cheung Sha Wan MTR Station)
Ø  Po On Road Playground (near Lei Cheng Uk Estate) 10am – 9pm

(January 19)

9am to 9pm

(January 20-21)

  • Community testing centre
  • Mobile specimen collection stations

 

Free testing service for all local residents

Breaking chains of transmission in community

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

  1. Government maintains existing social distancing measures

​​The Government announced the gazettal of extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days from January 21 till February 3.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/19/P2022011900634.htm

  1. Government urges again residents and workers of Sham Shui Po district to undergo voluntary testing

​​The Government is highly concerned about the suspected silent transmission chains in Sham Shui Po district and has arranged eight service points for local residents and those working there to undergo testing on a voluntary basis. The Government urges again citizens in the district to undergo testing as soon as possible to help cut the silent transmission chains and achieve “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/19/P2022011900792.htm

  1. Scientific Committees under CHP update consensus interim recommendations on use of COVID-19 vaccines in children

​​The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (JSC) under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health, joined by the Chief Executive’s expert advisory panel (EAP) published an update of the consensus interim recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children in Hong Kong. The JSC-EAP has no objection on allowing the use of CoronaVac vaccine (CoronaVac) in children aged five to 11 and the use of a fractional dose of the Comirnaty vaccine (Comirnaty) for adults in children of that age group.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/17/P2022011700600.htm

  1. Government extends place-specific flight suspension mechanism and tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​The Government announced that the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to February 4. The Government will also specify Armenia, Bonaire, Guatemala and New Caledonia as Group A specified places from 0.00am on January 17 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/14/P2022011400637.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Government of Colombia to accept vaccination records issued by that place as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The relevant arrangements take effect at 0.00am on January 19.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/17/P2022011700506.htm

  1. Government suspends quarantine-free arrangements for arrivals from Zhuhai to Hong Kong through Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge under Return2hk and Come2hk Schemes

The Government announced that in light of the latest pandemic situation in the Mainland, Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province would be designated as one of the “at-risk places that are temporarily inapplicable under the Return2hk/Come2hk Scheme”. Given the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Zhuhai Port is situated in Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai, any person arriving from the Zhuhai Port to Hong Kong through HZMB are not exempted from compulsory quarantine under the Return2hk or Come2hk Scheme from 0.00am on January 18 onwards.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/17/P2022011700689.htm

  1. SWD announces implementation of “vaccine bubble” in RCHEs and RCHDs

In view of the Government’s plan to implement “vaccine bubble” in government buildings and offices in mid-February, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) announced the implementation of “vaccine bubble” in all residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) and residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) starting from February 24.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/17/P2022011700609.htm

  1. 46th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

The Government announced that the 46th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/14/P2022011300258.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/ (20/01/2022)

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

  1. Advance reservations for vaccination at two newly added Community Vaccination Centres starts

​​Starting from January 14, members of the public can make reservations to receive free BioNTech vaccination at the Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) located at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre and Kowloon Bay Sports Centre.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/12/P2022011200288.htm

  1. COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service of DH’s Elderly Health Centres to expand

​​The Department of Health (DH) announced that 12 Elderly Health Centres (EHCs) expand their COVID-19 vaccination service to provide walk-in vaccination with the CoronaVac vaccine for all persons aged 65 or above starting January 13, in order to further encourage and facilitate the elderly in receiving COVID-19 vaccination. Together with the three EHCs providing such service, a total of 15 EHCs of the DH provide walk-in vaccination for the elderly. In addition, the DH also extends the daily vaccination hours and offer an additional time slot on Saturday morning.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/12/P2022011200567.htm

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

​​Having reviewed the relevant efficacy and safety data published, the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines (Advisory Panel) suggested allowing children aged 5 to 11 to receive a fractional dose (i.e. one-third of a dose) of the Comirnaty vaccine for adults for “off-label use” and to make reference to the recommendations of relevant scientific committees for implementing the vaccination programme.

In addition, after reviewing all the latest clinical and safety data related to the Comirnaty and Sinovac 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.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/12/P2022011200679.htm

  1. DH calls on community including ethnic minorities to fight Omicron variant threat together

​​In response to the recent worsening of the local COVID-19 epidemic situation, with local infection cases also involving several foreign domestic helpers, the Department of Health (DH) appealed again to all sectors of the community, including ethnic minorities (EMs), to continue to work with the Government on its enhanced prevention and control work. To fight the Omicron variant threat together, the Government called on the public to closely pay heed to and follow the Government’s prevention and control measures, testing arrangements, and to observe good personal hygiene and receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/12/P2022011200617.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. Ten service points available in Tuen Mun to facilitate voluntary testing

In view of suspected silent transmission chains in Tuen Mun district, the Government urges residents and those working in Tuen Mun who are exposed to infection risks to undergo testing as soon as possible. The Government has already extended the opening hours of the community testing centre (CTC) at Siu Lun Community Hall in Tuen Mun to 10pm starting from January 11. Eight additional mobile specimen collection stations are also be set up in the district on January 12 to enhance testing service there.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/11/P2022011100819.htm

  1. Additional mobile specimen collection station set up at Siu Lun Sports Ground

The Government announced the setting up of an additional mobile specimen collection station at Siu Lun Sports Ground. The location is close to the community testing centre (CTC) at Siu Lun Community Hall in Tuen Mun, with a view to diverting people at the CTC and facilitating the testing of residents and workers of Tuen Mun district.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/13/P2022011300491.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/  (17/01/2022)

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

  1. Multi-pronged measures to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake

​​The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, said that the Government will take multi-pronged measures to increase the uptake and pace of COVID-19 vaccination, which includes increasing the number of vaccination booths at Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Stations (HCVSs), to cater for the public’s demand for vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/07/P2022010700565.htm

  1. Government continues to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake through various channels

​​The Government will continue to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake through various channels to cater for the public’s demand for vaccination and to expedite the pace of vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/10/P2022011000459.htm

 

  1. COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service of DH’s Elderly Health Centres to expand starting January 10

The Department of Health (DH) announced that three Elderly Health Centres (EHCs) expands their COVID-19 vaccination service to provide walk-in vaccination with the CoronaVac vaccine for all persons aged 65 or above on January 10, in order to encourage and facilitate the elderly in receiving COVID-19 vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/07/P2022010700268.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. 45th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

The Government announced that the 45th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/07/P2022010600449.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/ (11/1/2022)

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

  1. Government tightens social distancing measures in view of latest epidemic situation

​​In view of the development of COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Government will tighten social distancing measures from January 7 to January 20 with a view to containing the epidemic as early as possible:

–        From 6pm to 4.59am of the subsequent day, catering business must cease selling or supplying food or drink for consumption on the premises of the business. Maximum number of persons per table for catering premises under Types B, C and D Modes of Operation will be reduced to two, four and six respectively.

–        Bars or pubs, amusement game centres, bathhouses, fitness centres, places of amusement, places of public entertainment, party rooms, beauty parlours, clubs or nightclubs, karaoke establishments, mahjong-tin kau premises, massage establishments, sports premises, swimming pools, cruise ships and event premises must be closed.

–        Cessation of mass events. All local tours will be suspended

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/05/P2022010500859.htm

  1. Second COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Station to commence operation this Friday

​​The second COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Station (MVS) will commerce operation on Friday (January 7) and provide vaccination services at Wong Tai Sin Temple Square for three consecutive days (from January 7 to 9) to enable people in the district, in particular elderly persons, to receive the BioNTech vaccine conveniently.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/05/P2022010500330.htm

  1. Government implements place-specific flight suspension mechanism in response to Omicron variant and tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​The Government announced that in view of the rapidly worsening global pandemic situation due to the Omicron variant, it will, from 0.00am on January 8, implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Government will also specify Cape Verde, Niger and South Sudan as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/05/P2022010500713.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

​​The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Governments of Belarus, Brunei Darussalam and Vietnam to accept vaccination records issued by these places as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The Government also accepts the vaccination records issued by Montenegro, Tunisia and Uruguay for boarding flights for Hong Kong by Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places. The relevant arrangements take effect at 0.00am on January 5 (Wednesday).

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/03/P2022010300480.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/  (06/01/2022)

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

  1. CHP provides update on cases related to Moon Palace

​​The CHP strongly appeals to people who had meals at Moon Palace from 1pm to 3pm on December 27 to call the CHP’s hotlines at 2125 1111 or 2125 1122 as soon as possible to facilitate the CHP’s epidemiological investigations and contact tracing.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/01/P2022010100617.htm

  1. Government further tightens quarantine arrangements for locally based air crew

​​In light of the latest developments of the global and local epidemic situation, the Government has further tightened the quarantine arrangements for locally based air crew. For all locally based air cargo crew who have laid over at overseas places or Taiwan and were subjected to self-isolation in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) for three days, with effect from 0.00am January 1, they will be required to stay in DQHs until obtaining negative results from the polymerase chain reaction-based (PCR) nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 taken on the seventh day following their return to Hong Kong. After leaving DQHs, they will remain subject to multiple PCR nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 regularly during their medical surveillance periods, in order to monitor their health conditions on a continued basis. The measure will further safeguard public health.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/31/P2021123100581.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. Government announces list of seventh-cycle designated quarantine hotels

​​The Government announced the list of designated quarantine hotels for the seventh cycle of the Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) Scheme. A total of 44 hotels will provide about 12 500 rooms in the new cycle, which runs from March 1 to July 31, 2022. The Government may adjust the number of rooms available in this cycle as and where necessary.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/31/P2021123100368.htm

  1. 44th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 44th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/31/P2021123000362.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/(3/1/2022)

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

  1. Further expansion of COVID-19 vaccination arrangements from January 1

​​The Government announced that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will be further expanded starting from January 1, 2022. The arrangements are as follows:

* extension of the opening hours of nine of the 10 Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) to enable members of the public to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine;
* provision of a third dose vaccination service to all eligible persons who have received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine with the second dose received six months ago;
* provision of a second dose vaccination service to persons who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection; and
* provision of a second dose BioNTech vaccination service to persons aged 12 to 17.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/24/P2021122400509.htm

  1. Scientific Committees under CHP update consensus interim recommendations on use of Comirnaty vaccine

​​The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (JSC) convened a meeting, joined by the Chief Executive’s expert advisory panel (EAP), to discuss and update consensus interim recommendations on the use of Comirnaty vaccine in Hong Kong.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/23/P2021122300757.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. 43rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 43rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/24/P2021122300433.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/ (3/1/2022)

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

  1. Measures to assist foreign domestic helpers and employers to cope with COVID-19 pandemic extended

​​The Government announced that the measures to assist foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) and their employers to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended with immediate effect. These include extension of validity period of existing contracts and deferral of return to the place of origin.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/28/P2021122800271.htm

  1. Latest quarantine arrangements for foreign domestic helpers

​​The Government announced that Regala Skycity Hotel (Regala) on Lantau Island will be added as a Designated Quarantine Facility (DQF) for foreign domestic workers (FDHs) from January 2022 onwards. As the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly around the world, the Government needs to reserve all rooms at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre (PBQC) for quarantine purposes in order to prevent the variant from entering the community. Starting from January 3, 2022, Phases 1 and 2 of PBQC will thus cease taking reservations for FDHs coming to work in Hong Kong. In its initial period serving as a DQF, Regala will assist the Government in arranging by phases the intake of FDHs residing at PBQC to continue their quarantine. The FDHs, employers and employment agencies (EAs) concerned need not bear any additional costs or make any additional arrangements for the transfer to Regala, and the Government will inform them of the transfer arrangements one by one according to schedule.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/29/P2021122900577.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  •        Brunei Darussalam and Paraguay from 0.00am on December 31
    For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/28/P2021122800485.htm
  •        Kazakhstan and Myanmar from 0.00am on January 1
    In view of the earlier detection of imported Omicron cases in Hong Kong from Kazakhstan, the Government will implement the most stringent quarantine and testing requirements for inbound travellers from that place.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/29/P2021122900785.htm

  1. Conditional free COVID-19 testing service continues for targeted groups

​​The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) announced that the free COVID-19 testing service will continue to be provided for eligible persons of targeted groups at community testing centres (CTCs).

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/30/P2021123000822.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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

  1. Government maintains social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

​​The Government announced the gazettal of extension of social distancing measures for 14 days, which takes effect from December 23, 2021, till January 5, 2022.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100457.htm

  1. COVID-19 vaccination in lieu of regular testing arrangement for government employees to be further tightened

​​The Government announced that the current vaccination in lieu of regular testing arrangement for government employees will be further tightened from December 28, and a “vaccine bubble” arrangement at government buildings and offices will be implemented in mid-February 2022 under which government employees entering the above mentioned premises for work-related purposes will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100384.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. CHP provides update on eight additional Omicron cases and enhances infection control measures in designated quarantine hotels

​​As some of the imported Omicron cases are confirmed in designated quarantine hotels, to further reduce the possible risk of infection, the CHP has requested the designated quarantine hotels concerned to take additional measures on infection control and surveillance. If an Omicron case had stayed in a designated quarantine hotel, daily testing will be arranged for those who have been staying in adjacent and opposite rooms of the room of the Omicron case until seven days after the transfer out of the patient concerned. For those who had stayed in the adjacent and opposite rooms within the same period but had completed compulsory quarantine at the hotel, the CHP will request them to go for additional testing in the community as soon as possible and advise them to avoid group gathering until they complete seven days of additional surveillance.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100747.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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  1. Comprehensive tightening of inbound control measures to prevent spreading of Omicron cases to community

​​The Government announced that in view of the rapidly worsening global epidemic situation due to the Omicron variant, a series of measures will be implemented to further guard against the importation of cases, including:

 

(1) tightening the flight suspension mechanism with immediate effect, apart from the existing suspension criteria, if four or more passengers are confirmed with COVID-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong from the same route within seven days, that route will be suspended for 14 days;

(2) shortening the lead time for specimen collection for pre-departure nucleic acid tests for persons boarding for flights to Hong Kong from 72 hours to 48 hours with effect from December 24; and

(3) requiring persons arriving at Hong Kong from Group A places with enhanced surveillance to undergo compulsory quarantine at a quarantine centre for the first four days of arrival at Hong Kong with effect from December 21. They have to undergo daily testing in the first seven days of arrival at Hong Kong, and to undergo testing on alternate days thereafter.

Additionally, in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the Government imposes measures applicable to Group A places with enhanced surveillance on persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom (UK), from 0.00am on December 21. Peru will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on December 23 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/20/P2021122000964.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

​​The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Government of Nigeria to accept vaccination records issued by the place as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The Government will also accept the vaccination records issued by Cape Verde and Lebanon for boarding flights for Hong Kong by Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on December 22 (Wednesday).

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/20/P2021122000756.htm

  1. 42nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 42nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/10/P2021120900485.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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Appeal to Persons of Age 50 or Above to Receive Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

People aged 50 to 64 years, irrespective of high-risk conditions, were having a higher risk of intensive care unit admission and death related to influenza infection. Elderly aged 65 years or above have high risk of complications, excess hospital admissions and deaths from influenza. Therefore, in this 2021-22 season, the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends people aged 50 years or above to receive Flu vaccine for health protection.

Hong Kong residents of age 50 years or above can receive Flu vaccine at clinics of private doctors enrolled in Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) with subsidy of $240 per dose.

Department of Health (2021.12.16)

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  1. “Hong Kong Health Code” system opens for registration

​​The “Hong Kong Health Code” system opens for registration from 9am on December 10, and the latest “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app version 3.0 will also be available for update. Members of the public can register a real-name account on the “Hong Kong Health Code” website www.healthcode.gov.hk. Upon successful registration, users can upload their visit records to the “Hong Kong Health Code” system through the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app version 3.0, and then login to the “Hong Kong Health Code” system to receive a “Hong Kong Health Code”.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/09/P2021120900238.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  •        Estonia and Uganda from 0.00am on December 12
    For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/09/P2021120900553.htm
  •        Cuba, Kuwait and Liechtenstein from 0.00am on December 13
    Meanwhile, in view of the detection under the “test-and-hold” arrangement at the airport of a case from the United States of America (the USA), a Group A specified place, that carried the Omicron variant, the Government implements the most stringent quarantine and testing requirements for inbound travellers from the USA.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/10/P2021121000796.htm

  1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

​​The Government has concluded discussions with the Governments of Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Oman and Qatar to accept vaccination records issued by the places as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The Government will also accept the vaccination records issued by El Salvador for boarding flights for Hong Kong by Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on December 15 (Wednesday).

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/13/P2021121300790.htm

  1. 41st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 41st round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/10/P2021120900485.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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 (2021.12.14)

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

  1. Government strengthens inbound control measures in view of Omicron cases

​​The Government announced that in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Finland, Ghana, Korea, Norway and Saudi Arabia are specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on December 5 and the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers will be tightened. The Government will also require all transit passengers from overseas places and Taiwan to present negative result proof of nucleic acid test when boarding a flight for Hong Kong from 0.00am on December 8.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/02/P2021120200765.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  1. 40th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 40th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/03/P2021120200330.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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 (2021.12.08)

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

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for various places

​​In view of the latest developments of the epidemic situation, Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia are specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on November 30. Non-Hong Kong residents from these four places would not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. The most stringent quarantine requirements would also be implemented on relevant inbound travellers from these places. In the meantime, in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Government will specify Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel and Italy as Group A specified places from 0.00am on December 2 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/29/P2021112900754.htm

  1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​The Government announced that in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Japan, Portugal and Sweden will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on December 3 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/30/P2021113000884.htm

  1. Government to launch pilot scheme on vaccination service using BioNTech vaccine at certain private healthcare institutions

​​The Government announced that, starting on December 6, the Government will run a pilot scheme for members of the public to receive the BioNTech vaccine at private healthcare institutions, with a view to further facilitating and encouraging vaccination by broadening the vaccination network of the BioNTech vaccine and providing more channels for vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/30/P2021113000354.htm

  1. Conditional free COVID-19 testing service continues for targeted groups

​​The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) announced that the free COVID-19 testing service will continue to be provided for eligible persons of targeted groups at community testing centres (CTCs).

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/30/P2021113000543.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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 (2021.12.01)

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CHEER Info day 2021

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

  1. COVID-19 Vaccination Programme further extends to cover all eligible visitors

At present, there are over 2 000 other visitors who are holding valid travel documents and have to continue to stay in Hong Kong owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. On public health considerations, providing vaccination for these other visitors will help prevent the spread of the virus in the community and thus enhance Hong Kong’s overall anti-epidemic capability.

From July 6, they can bring their travel documents and the landing slips or extension of stay labels (applicable to other visitors with extension of stay) issued by the Immigration Department to any post office (except mobile post offices) during office hours and the staff will assist them in making appointments for completing two doses of vaccination in the Community Vaccination Centres within their limit of stay.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/05/P2021070500347.htm

  1. Update on monitoring vaccination

As at June 27, the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation had concluded that six death cases had no causal relationship with vaccination, and preliminarily considered that 15 cases were not associated with vaccination. One case was pending assessment. The Expert Committee considered that there is no unusual pattern identified so far, and will continue to closely monitor the relevant situation and collect data for assessment.

Based on statistical analysis, there is no evidence that vaccination increases the risk of death or miscarriage for recipients.

The majority of non-death cases of adverse events received so far are relatively minor cases.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/30/P2021063000690.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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

  1. Persons aged 12 to 15 can make reservations to receive BioNTech vaccine

The Government has lowered the minimum age for receiving the BioNTech vaccine from 16 to 12. Persons aged 12 to 17 are required to bring along a consent form signed by their parents for getting their vaccinations. The consent form can be downloaded from the designated website.

We have to put in place an immune barrier in Hong Kong as soon as possible and the next three months will be critical. We must act fast to receive the first vaccine dose by the end of August to protect ourselves, our families and friends.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/10/P2021061000556.htm

  1. Scientific Committees update interim recommendations

Scientific Committees under CHP have updated several interim recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccination, including:

  •    Members of the public are advised to complete both doses of the series with the same product when possible. In exceptional situations where the vaccine recipient is unable to complete the series with the same type of vaccine (e.g. due to anaphylaxis after the first dose; or if the vaccine is no longer available or accessible), vaccination with another COVID-19 vaccine may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  •    The use of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 – 15 is recommended.
  •    Any elderlies who have received influenza vaccines before can safely receive COVID-19 vaccines. For the frailest elderlies, the benefit versus risk may have to be carefully weighed.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/09/P2021060901025.htm

  1. More information and videos in different languages

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest epidemic prevention information, health education materials and videos have been translated into multiple languages. Some videos are also available for download directly. For details, please refer to the attachment.

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

 

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Online webinar on COVID-19 vaccines in Urdu

https://www.facebook.com/975074992508418/posts/4672930276056186/?d=n

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

  1. Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

While the recent number of confirmed cases has been maintained at a low level, past experiences tell us that any relaxation of social distancing measures may lead to a rebound in the epidemic situation. The current vaccine take-up rate in Hong Kong is still far below the level that can achieve herd immunity. If, unfortunately, a new wave of the epidemic arrives, we will not be able to build a herd immunity barrier for protection. To guard against a rebound of the epidemic situation, the Government will continue to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/26/P2021052600690.htm

  1. Vaccination Programme to cover eligible non-Hong Kong residents in phases

Given public health considerations, the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will cover Mainland residents who are holders of the Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) and will stay in Hong Kong for a period of time. In addition, the Government is preparing for vaccination of non-refoulement claimants and refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong. As for other travellers who continue to stay in Hong Kong owing to the pandemic, the Government will also announce the vaccination arrangement at a suitable juncture.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/25/P2021052500329.htm

  1. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination

As at 8pm on May 23, around 1.25 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine. The majority of non-death cases of adverse events received so far are relatively minor cases.

The Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation had concluded that eight death cases had no causal relationship with vaccination, and preliminarily considered that 24 cases were not associated with vaccination. Two cases were pending assessment. The Expert Committee considered that there is no unusual pattern identified so far, and will continue to closely monitor the relevant situation and collect data for assessment.

Vaccination is not only the most effective and thorough measure for preventing and controlling COVID-19 but also the key to overcoming the epidemic, resuming normal ways of life and early resumption of cross-boundary travel as early as possible. The Government calls on members of the public not to delay and get vaccinated as soon as possible while current stock lasts and the service capacity is still sufficient at the Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs).

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/26/P2021052600612.htm

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/25/P2021052500953.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

HKO launches new personalized weather website to enhance weather information services to ethnic minorities.

https://my.weather.gov.hk/personalized-website/english

 

 

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

  1. The latest boarding and quarantine arrangements for persons arriving at Hong Kong under “vaccine bubble” concept

The Government will adjust the boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements for persons arriving at Hong Kong (including Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong) who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination course under the “vaccine bubble” concept. Subject to no significant change to the epidemic situation locally and in relevant overseas places, the relevant measures will be implemented on May 12 at 0.00am.

Concise guide to the arrangements

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/concise_guide_vaccinated_travellers_ENG.pdf

Points to note regarding self-monitoring period for inbound travellers

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/selfmonitoring_travellers_ENG.pdf

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/07/P2021050700821.htm

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

  1. Quarantine requirements for close contacts of locally acquired COVID-19 cases

Taking into account the consensus interim recommendation by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (collectively the JSC) under the CHP, joined by the Chief Executive’s expert advisory panel (EAP), as well as the latest local situations of the epidemic, the Government decided to adopt a progressive manner to adjust the relevant quarantine requirements for close contacts.

Concise guide to the arrangements

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/pdf/Quarantine_Requirements_ENG.pdf

Points to note regarding self-monitoring period for close contacts after mandatory quarantine at quarantine centre

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/selfmonitoring_closecontacts_ENG.pdf

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/07/P2021050700771.htm

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/early-testing.html

  1. Quarantine arrangements of local COVID-19 cases with mutant strain

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is reviewing the infection control measures of confirmed cases involving mutant strain.  In view of the epidemiological evidence from contact tracing for N501Y cases, the CHP considers that residents who reside in the same building as confirmed N501Y cases, other than those who reside in the same unit, would not be classified as close contacts and placed under quarantine. Instead, they would be required to have more frequent testing due to the higher transmissibility of N501Y cases and hence an increased chance of transmission by sharing common facilities in the same building.

Concise guide to the arrangements

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/pdf/Quarantine_Arrangements_for_Mutant_Strain_ENG.pdf

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/07/P2021050700770.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

 

【COVID-19 Vaccines: Top tips replay in Punjabi 】

Don’t miss the chance to watch Centre for Health Promotion’s online webinar to know more about COVID-19 vaccines in Punjabi with doctors online.

Dr Narindar Pal Singh Gill from Tuen Mun Hospital will tell you more and clarify your doubts.

Watch NOW at: https://youtu.be/Eyo-9saR418

The online webinar, co-organised by the Centre for Health Protection, Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple and the Zubin Foundation, was held on April 14, 2021, with more than 40 participants.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit thematic website
https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/

https://ne-np.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/covid-19-vaccines-top-tips-replay-in-punjabi-dont-miss-the-chance-to-watch-again/4544108158938399/

Vaccination for prevention of COVID-19

The Government is offering COVID-19 vaccines free of charge for all Hong Kong residents. Eligible persons aged 16 or above can make reservations through the online booking system for receiving vaccines at one of the many community vaccination centres (CVCs) and public clinics, or make appointments for vaccinations with private doctors. It is expected that CVCs will operate until the end of September 2021. People wishing to receive the BioNTech vaccine must make an appointment to receive the first dose by the end of August in order to complete the vaccination of two doses by the end of September for better protection from the vaccine. For Sinovac vaccination services, it will be continued  through designated private and public clinics. The Government will also continue sourcing safe and effective vaccines from other vaccine manufacturers or drug companies.

In general, the side effects of vaccines are mild and temporary. The Government continues to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines allow your body to better fight against the disease, while other preventive measures, such as personal hygiene and wearing masks properly will further reduce the risk of spreading the disease in the community. Visit thematic website for more information: www.covidvaccine.gov.hk

Interview on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Radio Programmes in Ethnic Minority Languages

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in the radio programme in Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali and Hindi, to be broadcast on 11 April 2021 with details as follows:-

Bahasa Indonesia Nepali Hindi
Name of Radio Programme Good Morning Indonesians (Selamat Pagi Indonesians) Saptahik Sandesh Desi Tadka
Channel RTHK Radio 2 (FM94.8-96.9) RTHK Radio 3 (Hong Kong-wide: AM567) Metro Plus AM1044
Broadcast Date and Time 11 April 2021, 6:00-8:00am 11 April 2021, 7:05-8:00pm 11 April 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm
Name of Guest Speaker from UCNCHS Viviana indriani Sharmila Gurung Rinzin Chodor

 

  1. Government announces investigation results regarding packaging defects of BioNTech vaccine and arrangements for resumption of vaccination service

According to the information provided by Fosun Industrial Co., Limited (Fosun) and German drug manufacturer BioNTech, BioNTech has completed the relevant investigation and analysis regarding defects found in a small number of vial caps in a batch of vaccines supplied to the Hong Kong and Macao regions.  It is confirmed that the occurrence of the said problem is only associated with vaccine packaging under transport conditions. The production process and quality of the vaccine are found to be intact. The drug manufacturer confirmed that the safety and efficacy of the vaccine were not affected by the aforesaid issue, hence members of the public who had received the BioNTech vaccine did not need to worry. That said, for the sake of prudence, batches 210102 and 210104 will continue to be put on hold at the request of the drug manufacturer until completion of the final investigation report. The Government is also prepared to follow the recommendation of the drug manufacturer to suitably handle the relevant batches at a later time, including no longer administering the relevant batches of the BioNTech vaccine.

The shipment of about 300 000 doses of the Comirnaty vaccine manufactured by BioNTech, filled and finished at another plant in Germany, arrived in Hong Kong on April 2 as arranged by Fosun Pharma.

The Government has resumed the administration of the Comirnaty vaccine for members of the public starting from 5 April.  For changes to the vaccination slot or centre, please cancel the timeslot from the online booking system first and then make another reservation.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202104/01/P2021040100848.htm

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

Please visit the Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates.   We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your service users so that they could adopt proper preventive measures. Thank you very much for your support.

How to make vaccination booking online

(Hindi 印度文 िह�ी) https://youtu.be/iwyaRrH5P1E
(Nepali 尼泊爾文 नेपा ली) https://youtu.be/D8M5Z80Dfbw
(Urdu 巴基斯坦文اردو https://youtu.be/4VGVnbItQ_8

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

  1. Government announces initial investigation results regarding packaging defects of BioNTech vaccine

The Department of Health (DH) had earlier noticed that there was an accumulated number of cases of packaging defects (including loose vial caps, leakages from the vials, etc.) regarding the BioNTech vaccines (batch no. 210102). The DH immediately notified the vaccine supplier (Fosun Industrial Co., Limited (Fosun) and German drug manufacturer BioNTech) and requested for prompt follow-up. At the same time, in view that the supplier has launched an urgent and comprehensive investigation on the packaging defects, the Government agreed to the supplier’s recommendation and suspended vaccination of batch 210102 and 210104 of the BioNTech vaccines in Hong Kong for the sake of prudence and as a precautionary measure.

According to the initial investigation results, Fosun and German drug manufacturer BioNTech considered that there is no evidence indicating any safety risks of the BioNTech vaccines delivered to Hong Kong (batch no. 210102 and 210104). Members of the public who have received the BioNTech vaccines do not need to worry. The subsequent investigation work will mainly target on ascertaining the integrity of the intrinsic properties of the relevant batches of vaccine, and that the batches are safe for use.

Premised on the condition of safety, the Government will strive to resume the administration of the BioNTech vaccine for members of the public as soon as possible, so as to protect public health and the health of citizens.

For details, please refer to the press release:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202103/27/P2021032700785.htm

  1. Safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines

DH has put in place a pharmacovigilance system for COVID-19 immunization, including receiving reports of Adverse Events Following Immunization (“AEFIs”) related to the COVID-19 vaccines used in Hong Kong from healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industries.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation, Cap. 599K to monitor any adverse event that occurs to the recipient associated with the administration of the relevant vaccine, the Director of Health appointed the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunization (“Expert Committee”) to provide independent assessment of potential causal link between AEFIs and COVID-19 vaccines used in Hong Kong and to provide expert advice to the Government on safety-related matters. The Department of Health also partners with the University of Hong Kong to conduct an active surveillance programme for Adverse Events of Special Interest (“AESIs”) related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Thematic webpage:

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/vaccine

Report on the Safety Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccines in Hong Kong (updated regularly):

https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/eps/do/en/doc/Safety_Monitoring_of_COVID-19_Vaccines_in_Hong_Kong.pdf

  1. Multilingual information

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest information, various materials on COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and fact sheets etc. have been translated into multiple languages. For details, please refer to the attachment.

 

Health updates from Hong Kong Red Cross

Website Health Express | Hong Kong Red Cross

Updated information on COVID-19 vaccines

The Government is implementing a phased territory-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Programme free of charge for all Hong Kong residents. For information related to vaccination, please visit Thematic Website www.covidvaccine.gov.hk.

According to the Scientific Committees’ recommendations, and taking into account the supply situation of the vaccines, the Government decided to arrange priority vaccination for the five groups below:
1.        Persons aged 60 years or above (a maximum of two carers who accompany elderly people aged 70 or above can also receive vaccination);
2.        Personnel in healthcare settings and those participating in anti-epidemic related work;
3.        Residents and staff of residential care homes for the elderly / persons with disabilities;
4.        Personnel maintaining critical public services; and
5.        Personnel performing cross-boundary related work.

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest vaccination information, relevant information will be translated into multiple languages and made available progressively.

Hindi                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102743.html

Nepali                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102786.html

Urdu                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102787.html

Thai                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102788.html

Bahasa Indonesia        https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102790.html

Tagalog        https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102791.html

Sinhala                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102799.html

Bengali                https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102796.html

Vietnamese        https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102797.html

Fight the virus together to achieve clearing infection in the restricted zone

Lifesaving Training Incentive Programme for Ethnic Minority Youths

Have you ever dreamt of turning your passion into a career?  The Home Affairs Department (HAD) has always been supportive in building the personal development of ethnic minority youths in our community.  In 2018, HAD first launched the Lifesaving Training Incentive Programme for Ethnic Minority Youths to provide them with training to acquire the Lifesaving Bronze Medallion.  When Mr. Singh Sukhwinder, who loves swimming a lot, heard about the programme through one of the HAD’s eight support service centres for ethnic minorities, he applied to it right away and went through all the trainings.  A year later in 2019, he continued his journey to become a qualified lifeguard by participating in the Pool Lifeguard Award Training Course.  After completing the intensive training, Sukhwinder and 17 other ethnic minority youngsters successfully obtained the Pool Lifeguard Award!  Shortly afterward, Sukhwinder joined the Leisure and Cultural Services Department as a seasonal lifeguard for the 2020 swimming season.    Check out Sukhwinder’s story of turning his love for swimming into his career here!

Please click here for the video

 

 

Communicable Diseases: Prevent pneumonia and respiratory tract infection

What You Must Know for Coronavirus Disease 2019

Requirements imposed by the Secretary for Food and Health under Cap 599F and 599G

Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

HKSAR Government mapping out plans to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in India and Pakistan by chartered flights (English only)

Apply for Construction Industry “Anti-epidemic Fund” (Registered Construction Workers) (English only)

Applications for Food & Environmental Hygiene Department subsidy schemes

Anti-epidemic subsidy extended


Guideline for good hand washing

Maintain drainage pipes properly and add water to the U-traps regularly

Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent

Health Advice for Properties Management

Health Advice for Workplace

Free Measles Vaccination Mop-up Programme

Love Upgrading Special Scheme – Supporting those Recently Unemployed or Under-employed for Skills Enhancement (English Only)

Telephone Interpretation Service (TELIS)

TELIS

Escort Interpretation Service (EIS)

EIS

Quick Tips for fighting the novel coronavirus

Mentor@Home Scheme

M@H Poster(English version)


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