5 Community Vaccination Centres to Shut; Operating Hours Cut

5 Community Vaccination Centres to Close; Operating Hours Reduced

Five community vaccination centres (CVCs) will no longer operate starting late May amid a decline in the demand for COVID-19 shots, a government-run news portal reported on May 4.

The CVC in Loke Yew Hall at the University of Hong Kong will remain open until May 22, while those in the Central Library, Kowloon Bay Sports Centre, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, and Tsuen Wan Sports Centre will operate until the end of the month.

The government will also scale down the operating hours of children CVCs. Beginning May 16, these centres will be open for service from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. At present, children CVCs have extended operations from 8 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

Meanwhile, the children CVCs at Yuen Chau Kok Sports Centre in Sha Tin will be relocated to the CUHK Medical Centre, while the one at Tsuen Wan Sports Centre will be moved to Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre in Kwai Chung, according to the report.

By June, 21 CVCs will remain in operation.

The decision to close certain CVCs comes amid a decline in the demand for vaccination over the past few weeks, with the latest seven-day moving average of the daily number of doses administered hitting around 27,200 only.

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