21 Hong Kong vaccine centres extended until end of 2021; Lam rules out ‘living with Covid’ strategy

Hong Kong will step up its outreach programme in an effort to boost low Covid-19 vaccination rates among the elderly before the winter influenza season. It has pledged to keep most vaccination centres open longer than previously planned.

The city is set to fall short of its goal of reaching a 70 per cent vaccination rate by the end of this month, as leader Carrie Lam rules out a “living with Covid” strategy, as adopted by other states.

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Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, who oversees the vaccine programme, said on Thursday that the scheme had hit a “bottleneck,” with only 27 per cent of people aged over 70 having received their first dose.


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