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Hong Kong starts COVID-19 vaccination of children aged under 3
Published on: 2022-08-05
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Children aged between six months and three years in Hong Kong may receive the Sinovac vaccine starting from Thursday, according to a press release of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.
 

Ingrid Yeung, secretary for the civil service of the HKSAR government, visited a kindergarten-cum-child care center in To Kwa Wan Thursday to view the vaccination of children and appealed to parents to arrange COVID-19 vaccination for their children as soon as possible.
 

She said the HKSAR government will continue to increase the number of vaccination venues to facilitate the early vaccination of the public.
 

Maternal and Child Health Centers under the Department of Health of the HKSAR government are also preparing to provide the Sinovac vaccination service to children aged from six months to three years when they receive regular services with bookings from mid-August.
 

Since the start of a mass inoculation program in February last year, over 6.77 million people, or 93 percent of the eligible population in Hong Kong, have taken at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, while over 6.52 million, or 89.6 percent of the eligible population, have taken two doses.
 

As of Thursday, 67.7 percent of the eligible people in Hong Kong have taken the third dose, and 215,523 people have taken the fourth jab.
 

On Thursday, Hong Kong registered 4,773 confirmed locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 and 247 imported cases, official data showed.
 

香港批准科兴新冠疫苗用于6月龄至3岁儿童

8月4日,经香港特别行政区医务卫生局批准,6个月至3岁幼儿可以开始接种中国科兴新冠疫苗(以下简称科兴疫苗)克尔来福。家长或监护人8月4日上午9时起可通过网上预约系统,为幼童预约接种科兴疫苗。政府相关部门负责人表示:香港第五波疫情中出现儿童死亡和重症案例,近日一名幼童染疫后死亡。这提醒每位家长,应关注新冠病毒对儿童健康带来的风险,并通过接种疫苗降低重症、死亡或严重后遗症的风险。
 

据悉,此前新冠疫苗的最低接种年龄为3岁。 此次是新冠病毒灭活疫苗在全球首次获批用于6个月至3岁以下的幼儿。

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