The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been implemented for the 41st day since February 26, 2021.
So far, about 659 600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public (please see Annex 1). Among them, about 516 000 persons have received their first dose, with about 336 200 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 179 800 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine. About 143 600 persons have received their second dose, with about 104 100 persons receiving the Sinovac vaccine and about 39 500 persons receiving the BioNTech vaccine.
In the last 24 hours ending at 8pm today (April 7), the following vaccination and booking figures were recorded:
(i) About 3 100 persons received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 1 800 persons vaccinated at eight Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and about 1 300 persons at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme;
(ii) about 14 700 persons received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, including about 7 700 persons vaccinated at the CVCs and about 7 000 persons at private doctors and clinics;
(iii) about 10 200 persons received their first dose of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs, and about 15 600 persons received their second dose of the BioNTech vaccine;
(iv) the overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight CVCs is about 97 per cent; while the overall percentage of people who have received the BioNTech vaccine at the 21 CVCs is about 98 per cent; and
(v) about 3 000 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine, while about 15 600 persons have made online bookings for receiving their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.
In the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were eight cases of ambulance transfers to hospitals. Among them, five persons were discharged, two persons were admitted for observation and one person was discharged against medical advice (please see Annex 2).
As background information, in the last 24 hours ending at 0.00am today, there were 38 cases of stroke or myocardial infarction that required admission to the Intensive Care Unit, Acute Stroke Unit and Cardiac Care Unit of public hospitals. The state of new cases admitted to the wards concerned is provided as a cross reference to enhance fuller public understanding of cases of the kind recorded on vaccine recipients.
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