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Caregivers may upload vaccine passes of kids, elderly

28 September 2022

By The SUN


Parents and caregivers can add the vaccination QR code of kids under their care

From Friday, Sept 30, all children aged five and above should have their own vaccine pass to enter certain high-risk premises, including restaurants, swimming pools, libraries and other venues.

To make it easier to get the children through these venues, parents and their carers may now store the kids’ vaccine pass along with their own, in the LeaveHomeSafe app. However, a paper copy of the kids’ vaccination QR code may also be used as vaccine pass.


The new function also allows anyone to store up to eight vaccine passes apart from their own, on their LHS app.

However, these additional vaccine passes could only be those of persons exempted from using the LHS app – such as children aged 15 and below, elderly aged 65 and above, or persons with disabilities.


Children aged 5 to 11 can obtain the vaccine pass after receiving two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, or within three months after receiving the first jab.

Also starting on Friday, the grace period for persons aged 12 or above to receive the third dose of a vaccine will be shortened from six months to five months under the Vaccine Pass.

How? Pindutin ang poster sa itaas.

The moves came as the government reported 3,911 new Covid infections on Wednesday, including 208 imported cases.

Fourteen more Covid patients – aged between 57 and 97 – have died. Eight of them were not fully vaccinated.

In announcing the new rules for the vaccine pass, the government said that Hong Kong’s vaccination rate for those who have received the third dose has reached 77 percent, so there is certain level of immunity barrier in place.

However, the vaccination rate for the young and old, who are the targeted groups for protection, “still have room for improvement.” Thus, the lowering of the age requirement for the vaccine pass.

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“We strongly appeal to members of the public for arranging COVID-19 vaccination for their children and/or elderly family members without delay so that the children and elderly can get protection early through vaccination,” said the statement.


“Members of the public who are eligible for the third or fourth dose should also get vaccinated as soon as possible to strengthen their own protection."


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