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Vaccines | Hope to increase the vaccination rate of institutions in the short term Nie Dequan: Actively study administrative means to promote vaccination

2022-01-25T01:45:16.498Z

The mutant virus Omicron has a very high spread and has captured many districts in Hong Kong. However, the vaccination rate of the elderly is still low, and the vaccination rate of the elderly and disabled residents is only 22%. The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, today (25th)



The mutant virus Omicron has a very high spread and has captured many districts in Hong Kong. However, the vaccination rate of the elderly is still low, and the vaccination rate of the elderly and disabled residents is only 22%.


The Secretary for the Civil Service, Nip Tak-kuen, said on social platforms today (25th) that last night (24th), he held a video sharing session on the "Rental Outreach Vaccination - Active Assessment - Vaccination" plan with the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Food and Health Bureau, etc. , to discuss feasible ways to further increase the vaccination rate of residents with funding and representatives of private institutions.


Nie said that many representatives at the meeting put forward a number of suggestions for accelerating vaccination, including formulating aggressive vaccination policies and requirements, and promoting vaccination through administrative means. The government will actively study the suggestions and hope to introduce policy measures in the short term.


Nie Dequan revealed that last night (24th), he discussed with more than 50 representatives from subsidized and private institution operators to discuss feasible ways to increase the vaccination rate of residents.

(Nie Dequan facebook)

The first vaccination rate for the elderly and disabled residents is only 22%

Nie Dequan said that the vaccination rate of the first dose of the vaccine in Hong Kong is 78%, but the vaccination rate of the elderly is relatively low, and the vaccination rate of the elderly and disabled residents is only 22%.

He pointed out that the current epidemic situation is severe, Omicron has a very high transmission power, and it can be transmitted to four generations in ten days. If there is an outbreak in a hospital, the consequences will be disastrous, so there is great urgency to quickly increase the vaccination rate of residents.

Nie Dequan revealed that last night, he held a video sharing session on the "2019 Coronavirus Vaccination Program" Residential Outreach Vaccination - "Active Assessment - Vaccination" program with representatives from the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Food and Health Bureau, SWD and Department of Health. Communicate with more than 50 representatives from subsidized and private residential care home operators, representatives of visiting medical institutions and doctors, etc., to discuss feasible ways to further increase the vaccination rate of residents.

Nie Dequan said that several representatives at the meeting put forward a number of suggestions for accelerating vaccination, including promoting vaccination through administrative means, and the government will actively study the suggestions.

(Nie Dequan facebook)

Participants reflected that it was difficult to promote vaccination because residents and family members were worried Nie Dequan: expecting to introduce policy measures in the short term

In the sharing session, Nie Dequan said that some participants reported difficulties in promoting vaccination, including the concerns and reservations of residents and family members.

A number of delegates at the meeting put forward a number of suggestions for accelerating vaccination, including formulating aggressive vaccination policies and requirements, promoting vaccination by administrative means, expanding the scope of application of vaccine bubbles, and optimizing planning procedures.

Residential staff and visitors on weekdays travel to community institutions, the risk of outbreaks is greatly increased

Nie Dequan emphasized that some people may think that residents who stay in the institution for a long time have a low risk of infection. However, the staff, visitors and maintenance personnel of the institution travel to the community on weekdays, and it is impossible to prevent it. In addition, the epidemic situation has deteriorated sharply recently, and the risk of outbreak in the institution is high. In addition, only residents who are also vaccinated can protect themselves.

▼On January 4th, there was a long queue at the vaccination center of Guanyong Stadium▼


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Source: hk1

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