TELETRADER News
2/23, 3:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
more TeleTrader news

Hong Kong to reach herd immunity before 2022

Hong Kong authorities registered on Tuesday 70,000 people that made appointments to get their first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the next two weeks, booking all available timeslots within hours of the first day of open reservations.

At the existing rate, almost 1% of the city's population will be vaccinated in two weeks. Although the goal is to vaccinate 60-70% of the population by end of 2021, experts believe if measures such as wearing masks and social distancing are continued, then herd immunity can be achieved with only 30-40% of vaccinated population.

Five community vaccination centers will begin by providing Sinovac vaccines, while 24 other community vaccination centers are planning to offer the Fosun Pharma/BioNTech vaccines.

Breaking the News / LH