Health department to talk parents into letting their children get jabbed

Hong Kong’s civil service chief said authorities are hoping to reach out to parents of unvaccinated kids through the Department of Health to address their concerns about the Covid-19 vaccines and having the kids jabbed as soon as possible.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung Ho Poi-yan said only 25 percent of children aged below three in Hong Kong have been inoculated with the Covid vaccines.

She said Hong Kong has entered a new phase in the fight against Covid, with the city now on the path to total normalcy of society, and that parents should arrange for their kids to get vaccinated.

Yeung said the Department of Health will reach out to relevant parents later on and will make arrangements for their kids to get jabbed at Maternal and Child Health Centres should they agree to it, with the move involving around 70,000 youngsters.