Executive’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination personnel visits Tai O (with photos)
The Executive’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination personnel visited Tai O currently (October 16) to offer vaccination services to residents, in particular aged persons, residing in moderately a long way flung areas there. A complete of 127 aged and other residents in Tai O took fragment in a vaccination pronounce which supplied them with one-halt services consisting of a health talk and scientific session to be taught extra about COVID-19 vaccines. The outreach personnel moreover administered the Sinovac vaccine to them on region.
Viewing the outreach carrier and expressing enhance for the vaccination of aged persons at Tai O Community Centre, the Secretary for the Civil Carrier, Mr Patrick Nip, talked about, “We label that there’s no such thing as a health facility providing COVID-19 vaccination services to residents in Tai O and this may perhaps also reason effort to aged residents who in overall have actions in locations halt to their properties. The advent of the outreach personnel helps to beget a carrier hole and permits them to procure vaccinated in a convenient components with out having to commute to city areas for vaccinations.
“In actuality, the stilt properties, the faded temples and the creek in Tai O are vacationer spots with high folks flows for the length of holidays. For the sake of their beget health, aged residents in Tai O need to silent procure vaccinated as soon as imaginable to protect themselves even supposing they attain now no longer hasten out very in overall. Below the possibility posed by the highly transmissible mutant strains, aged persons who are now no longer vaccinated will likely be arena to the extraordinarily high possibility of getting critically sick and death from COVID-19 infection. Every COVID-19 vaccines accessible in Hong Kong are safe and highly effective in maintaining in opposition to excessive disease and death from COVID-19 infection.”
Consultants recommend that aged persons need to silent receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as imaginable, as long as they fabricate now no longer seem to be tormented by acute diseases. All aged persons who have beforehand bought influenza vaccines can safely receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Mr Nip moreover took the opportunity to talk over with residents in a stilt home. He expressed gratitude to native organisations in Tai O for their promotion of vaccinations in the community, and to the scientific personnel and administrative enhance workers of the Community Vaccination Centre at Tin Fai Avenue Sports actions Centre for providing the outreach carrier.
At the present time’s pronounce used to be collectively organised by the Islands District Save of commercial and the Tai O Rural Committee, and co-organised by the Central, Western, Southern and Islands District Social Welfare Save of commercial with the participation of rather about a native organisations.
In the period in-between, a health talk cum COVID-19 vaccination pronounce for aged folks in Sha Tin District used to be held at Yuen Chau Kok Community Corridor currently. An outreach personnel used to be on region to administer the Sinovac vaccine to aged folks and other residents. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council moreover organised a COVID-19 vaccination day at SKH Holy Chippie Church Community Centre currently for users of the Council’s carrier objects equivalent to district aged community centres, neighbourhood aged centres and day care centres for the aged. Mr Nip used to be moreover order at both events to enhance and help aged persons to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Ends/Saturday, October 16, 2021
Issued at HKT 17: 43