Hong Kong’s Covid-19 vaccine programme expands to include under 30s

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  • Residents aged 16 and above can receive the BioNTech jab, while those older than 18 can also choose Sinovac
  • More details will be released in a press conference today
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Hong Kong’s vaccine programme will be expanded to allow those aged under 30 to get a Covid-19 jab.

Hongkongers aged 16 or above can receive a BioNtech jab, while those older than 18 can also opt for the Sinovac vaccine, a government source said.

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“These are according to the vaccine manufacturers specifications, and are part of the conditions for approval for emergency use,” the source added.

Further details including the timetable will be revealed by the ministers coordinating the programme, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen and Secretary for Food and Health Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

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