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Almost 90 percent have now had at least two jabs

2022-05-22 HKT 12:19
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  • Patrick Nip says more than half of Hong Kong residents aged 12 and above have been triple-jabbed against Covid. File photo: RTHK
    Patrick Nip says more than half of Hong Kong residents aged 12 and above have been triple-jabbed against Covid. File photo: RTHK
Almost 90 percent of Hongkongers aged three and above have now had at least two Covid jabs and more than half of residents over 12 have also had a booster, the government said on Sunday.

Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip, who's in charge of the SAR's vaccination drive, said a scheme providing elderly and disabled people with jabs at home will enter a second phase this week, with the focus on administering second doses.

On social media, Nip wrote that the government has never relaxed its efforts to get people inoculated against the coronavirus and he thanked volunteers who have helped with the programme.

The government also announced that eight designated Covid clinics will stop service from Monday, reverting back into general out-patient clinics from Tuesday.

The clinics in question are in Wan Chai, Yau Ma Tei, Cheung Sha Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Tseung Kwan O, Tsuen Wan, Fanling and Tuen Mun.

Meanwhile, the government's IT office said a dedicated hotline for the LeaveHomeSafe app will come into service from Monday.

People can call 2626-3066 between 7am and 9pm to ask about the app's functions and updates. Officials will also be providing people with help regarding the app at 25 MTR stations across the city.