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Coronavirus: encourage elderly relatives to get Covid-19 vaccine, Hong Kong families told, as worried officials fear new cases could spread quickly

Hong Kong officials have urged relatives of elderly residents who have yet to get a Covid-19 vaccine to encourage them to do so, before another wave of infections hits the city.With a death rate as high as 25 per cent for those aged 80 and above, and with only 14 per cent of that age group citywide inoculated, health experts renewed their calls on Saturday for old people to get jabbed.Dr Philip Li Kam-tao, president of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, said the inoculation rate among the…


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