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Walk-in vaccination to open to all eligible residents from Wednesday

20 September 2021

By Daisy CL Mandap 

Any eligible person can now go to a CVC and ask for same-day ticket for vaccination

Starting this Wednesday, Sept 22, any eligible person can ask for same-day tickets for receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at any of the 21 community vaccination centres (CVCs) across Hong Kong.

A statement issued by the government today, Sept 20, said those who are issued tickets can use them to get vaccinated in a CVC at a designated time slot on the day of distribution.

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 "Under the new arrangement, members of the public can get vaccinated without prior bookings as long as there are quotas of vaccinations available at the 21 CVCs,” said the statement.

The walk-in system, which was launched on Jul 29 and originally targeted the elderly, was devised to get more people to get vaccinated before the CVCs close by the end of the year.


It is now being expanded amid a significant decline in the number of people who book appointments for their first vaccine dose.

From a high of about 40,000 people booking appointments daily in July, the number has now dropped to less than a tenth of the figure. Yesterday, only 3,200 new booking were made.


Meanwhile, 360 Sha Tin residents, many of them elderly, took part in the government’s outreach vaccination drive earlier today.

Participants were provided a one-stop service which included a health talk, medical consultation and vaccination with the BioNTech jab, which were all done at Lee On Community Services Complex in Ma On Shan.

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Showing support for the project was Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, who said elderly persons should receive vaccination immediately as they are at high risk of falling seriously ill and dying if they are infected with Covid-19.

Nip joined the outreach to reassure the elderly that Covid-19 vaccines are safe 

Government figures show the elderly has the lowest take-up for the vaccine among all groups in Hong Kong, despite repeated assurances that they have no reason to fear serious side effects from vaccination.

The elderly who have yet to get vaccinated are still being encouraged to take advantage of the walk-in vaccination service. They can send someone to pick up the ticket for them, who only need to show a copy of their HKID card.

The same-day tickets will be distributed daily until end of October, from 7:45am on a first-come, first-served basis, except between 1:30 and 2:30pm when the CVCs are closed for cleaning and disinfection.

The last vaccination session will be held from 7pm to 7.30pm.

Starting from November, the same-day tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the CVCs open, and the last vaccination session will be held an hour before they close. 
Persons can collect a same-day ticket at a CVC by presenting their Hong Kong identity cards (HKID cards), or that of a family member who wants to get vaccinated.

The schedule for the second dose is given once a person receives the first dose of the vaccine of their choice.

But bookings are still being accepted on the designated website of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme ( for receiving vaccinations at the CVCs or designated general outpatient clinics of the Hospital Authority.

Any eligible person can also make an appointment for a vaccination directly with the private doctor or clinic under the Programme.

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