Indonesians receive COVID-19 jabs

August 1, 2021

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip and Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong today viewed the administering of the Sinovac vaccine to Indonesian people at a Causeway Bay hotel.


Under the arrangement of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Hong Kong, a total of 266 Indonesians received the vaccine through the Government’s outreach vaccination service.


The two secretaries were joined by Indonesian Consul General Ricky Suhendar in viewing the outreach arrangements.


The trio also encouraged the Indonesian community and other ethnic minorities at Victoria Park to get vaccinated.


Mr Nip said many Indonesians working in Hong Kong may need to take care of young children or elderly people at their employers’ residence. If those working at the homes of families with young children and unvaccinated seniors get vaccinated, it will help build a protective barrier in the families.


He also appealed to those getting vaccinated at the hotel to tell their friends about the channels and benefits of receiving COVID-19 vaccines, and to maintain personal hygiene as well as keep up social distancing.


Dr Law noted that up till now, more than 219,000 foreign domestic helpers have already taken the first dose of vaccination, accounting for nearly 58% of the foreign helper population in Hong Kong.


He urged all foreign helpers in the city to receive vaccination as soon as possible to protect themselves, their employers’ families and others, adding that the vaccination will also give them better protection when they need to proceed on home leave.


The Government’s designated website is available in different languages so that ethnic minorities can obtain the latest news and information on COVID-19 vaccines.

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