Vaccinating Asia: Hong Kong's Covid-19 vaccination drive zips ahead despite woes

A vaccination centre administering the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong was temporarily closed on March 24, 2021.
A vaccination centre administering the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong was temporarily closed on March 24, 2021.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

HONG KONG - Hong Kong has pushed for vaccinating all healthy adults quickly.

As pressure mounted on officials to restart the economy, the five-week-old islandwide vaccination programme that was rolled out to priority groups first - the sick and the elderly - was quickly expanded to those aged 30 to 59 to attain herd immunity fast. Now, the government is thinking of extending it to those aged 16 to 29 too.

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