Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, who's in charge of the territory's Covid vaccination drive, said the four new centers will be set up at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, and Caritas Medical Centre.

Nip said the three centers already in use at Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Tuen Mun hospitals have administered over 1,800 doses of the Covid vaccine in the past seven days.

He hopes the new arrangement could benefit more people, allowing people to get their jab when they have check-ups at the hospitals.

The civil service chief also said 4.54 million people in Hong Kong had received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, which is around 67.3 percent of Hong Kong’s total population.

He added that the vaccination rate for people aged 20 to 59 has reached 77 percent, while the vaccination rate for people aged between 60 to 69, and 70 to 79, is at 60 percent and 40 percent respectively.

As for people aged 80 or above, the vaccination rate is at 15 percent, and Nip said the government will continue its effort to encourage more senior citizens in the city to get inoculated.