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2021 - 09 - 16

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Scientific Committees under CHP issue consensus interim recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination

The JSC-EAP reviewed the latest scientific evidence and noted that the two currently used COVID-19 vaccines (i.e. Comirnaty and CoronaVac vaccines) are still very effective against severe disease in the majority of the population six months after completion of two doses.

The meeting also deliberated the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents. To balance the risk and benefit in the local setting, JSC-EAP recommends persons aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of the Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091501003.htm

2. Department of Health reminds teenagers on vaccination arrangements with second dose appointment

Myocarditis or pericarditis are known adverse events of the Comirnaty vaccine reported in both overseas and locally, with the majority occurred following the second dose in adolescents. Most affected cases will respond well to treatment and can usually return to their normal daily activities after their symptoms improved. Adolescents and young adults should avoid strenuous exercise for one week after Comirnaty vaccination. They should seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms indicative of myocarditis or pericarditis such as acute and persisting chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations following vaccination.

The JSC-EAP recommends persons aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of the Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses. Teenagers aged 12 to 17 who have appointments to receive the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine can opt to cancel the appointment online. For those with special needs who opt to receive the second dose and turn up at the Community Vaccination Centres (CVC) as scheduled, medical personnel at the CVCs will explain the above recommendation and the relevant risk to them and their guardians before they make the appropriate decision.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091500979.htm

3. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination

As at 8pm on September 12, over 8.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for members of the public. More than 4.34 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine, accounting for 64.4 per cent of the population aged 12 or above. The DH received 5 843 reports of adverse events (0.07 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered). Among the death cases concerning persons who had been vaccinated, including 43 cases with vaccination within 14 days before they passed away (0.0005 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered), none of the death cases was associated with vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091500728.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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2021 - 09 - 14



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 14.9.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 09 - 14


Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Operation arrangements of Community Vaccination Centres after October 
Five CVCs will be closed from November. 
The operation of 21 CVCs will be extended to the end of this year. These CVCs will continue to provide the first-dose vaccination services in October and November, and will only provide the second-dose vaccination services in December. 
Starting from November 1, the opening hours of the 21 CVCs will be adjusted. 

2. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records 
From 0.00am on September 15, Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by the relevant authorities of Bangladesh, Nepal or the United Arab Emirates in the prescribed formats can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places. 
The Government has also concluded discussions with the Government of Singapore on the arrangements regarding the recognition of vaccination records. 
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/10/P2021091000556.htm 
Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

3. The Government opens Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers 
The Government announced that, starting from September 20, a total of 800 units in Phases 1 and 2 of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre (PBQC) on Lantau Island will be open for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who have been fully vaccinated in Group A specified places upon arrival in Hong Kong. 

4. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination 
As at 8pm on September 5, over 7.84 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for members of the public. More than 4.24 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine, accounting for 63.0 per cent of the population aged 12 or above. The DH received 5 698 reports of adverse events (0.07 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered). Among the death cases concerning persons who had been vaccinated, including 41 cases with vaccination within 14 days before they passed away (0.0005 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered), none of the death cases was associated with vaccination. 
More information on COVID-19 vaccines 



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Events

2021 - 05 - 30

Call for Entry Submission for Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities Photo Contest

Deadline: 12th June, 2021(Sat) 5pm

Submission methods:
1. Submit photo to sscem@ylth.org.hk with application form or
2. Submit photo by google form https://forms.gle/BPbN9BvsHGLACnsK8 (need to sign in to Google account)

Objectives:
To encourage ethnic minorities to share about their lives in Hong Kong through camera lens
To provide the public a platform to know more about lives of ethnic minorities
To foster mutual understanding and appreciation among people with different racial backgrounds

Divisions and eligibility:
Hong Kong residents and
1. Open division: all local ethnic minorities of all ages or
2. Student division: all local full-time ethnic minority students
(Employees of Yuen Long Town Hall are not eligible to enter the contest.)

Categories for each division:
1. Memorable moment
2. Racial harmony
(Each contestant can enter one division and submit one photo for each category)

Awards for each category:
1. One Champion: $500 gift vouchers and one instant camera
2. One 1st Runner up: $300 gift vouchers
3. One 2nd Runner up: $200 gift vouchers
4. Three outstanding prizes: $100 gift vouchers

Judging criteria:
1. Relevance to objectives and the subject 25%
2. Creativity 25%
3. Technique 25%
4. Overall impact 25%

Submission requirement and guidelines:
1. Each contestant is allowed to submit one photo for each category.
2. Photos can be taken with digital camera or mobile phone.
3. A photo’s title must be provided. A photo must be in JPG/JPEG format(.jpg/.jpeg)and 5 Megapixels or above. The size of each photo shall not exceed 20 MB.
4. A submission must be an original photograph taken by the contestant in Hong Kong SAR, which has not been sold, published or entered in other competitions. No advertising of products or companies is allowed.
5. Contestants may minimally edit the images, remove spots or adjust brightness and colour saturation of photographs, but not manipulate the content. Computer generated images or composite photos, and watermarks on photographs are not accepted.

Photo exhibition:
19th and 20th June, 2021 (10am to 6pm) @1/F Hall, Yuen Long District Community Services Building

Enquiry:
Ms. Mandy Lam or Ms. Damai Rabina at 24799757 or 51328095(WhatsApp)

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