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- 60 歲或以上人士(陪同70歲或以上長者接種疫苗的人士可以獲得接種，最多兩人）
The Hong Kong Government now has plans about the COVID-19 vaccines injection for the public.
Total 3 kinds of COVID-19 vaccines are or will be available for injection:
- Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine – Inactivated virus technology platform (has arrived HK)
- Fosun Pharma in collaboration with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech (BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine) – mRNA technology platform (not arrived yet)
- AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford – Non-replicating viral vector technology platform (not arrived yet)
The Government decided to arrange priority vaccination for the five groups below:
- Persons aged 60 years or above (a maximum of two carers who accompany elderly people aged 70 or above can also receive vaccination);
- Personnel in healthcare settings and those participating in anti-epidemic related work;
- Residents and staff of residential care homes for the elderly / persons with disabilities;
- Personnel maintaining critical public services; and
- Personnel performing cross-boundary related work.
Seafarers belong to the fifth category among those who have priority in vaccination. Therefore, seafarers can make an online appointment for the jab.
Documents to bring for those go to Community Vaccination Centres for vaccination:
- identity document
- proof for priority group (if applicable; including staff card, warrant card, identity proof issued by Government departments and their service contractors, licence, employer’s letter)
- SMS message or photocopy of booking confirmation
Eligible people can also visit designated general outpatient clinics (GOPCs) of the Hospital Authority and designated private hospitals and clinics for the jab.
For details, please refer to the government website on the COVID-19 vaccination program.
The Hong Kong International Seaman Service Center hopes that all seafarers can enhance protection through vaccination and prepare for the recovery of the shipping industry.
We also remind all seafarers to continue wearing masks and washing hands frequently until the end of the epidemic.