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Over 3m people get at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot in Hong Kong

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-07-25 21:31
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People line up for the COVID-19 vaccination at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

HONG KONG - More than 3 million people in Hong Kong have taken at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccines, accounting for 44.2 percent of the eligible population.

Hong Kong's vaccine rollout started on Feb 26 and some 2.21 million people have been fully vaccinated, official data showed.

Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Sophia Chan said it is encouraging that residents are actively getting the vaccines and urged more people, in particular the aged, to participate in the vaccination program.

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) on Sunday reported three new imported cases of COVID-19, taking the total tally in Hong Kong to 11,978.

According to the CHP, a total of 25 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 24 imported cases and one import-related case.

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