Measures to monitor and encourage Covid-19 immunization among civil servants

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Dear Sir/Madam,
As the government rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme towards the goal of herd immunity, I have the following questions for the Civil Service Bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information:

1. Does the Bureau collect information on the number of civil servants who have been inoculated through the vaccination programme?
2. What measures does the Bureau take to encourage civil servants to take the shots?

While the Bureau is expected to answer the questions in 21 days, I hope this request can be addressed more promptly. In addition, I'd take the opportunity to urge the Bureau to monitor the progress of vaccination among civil servants in HK and take concrete measures to encourage the staff to take shots as soon as possible so our city can recover from the pandemic.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php
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Civil Service Bureau

Dear Dr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 16 March 2021.  We are processing your
request and will give you a reply as soon as possible.

Your sincerely,
(Miss Lilian YIP)
for Secretary for the Civil Service

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Dear Sir/Madam,
             As the government rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme
towards the goal of herd immunity, I have the following questions for the
Civil Service Bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information:

1. Does the Bureau collect information on the number of civil servants who
have been inoculated through the vaccination programme?
2. What measures does the Bureau take to encourage civil servants to take
the shots?

While the Bureau is expected to answer the questions in 21 days, I hope
this request can be addressed more promptly. In addition, I'd take the
opportunity to urge the Bureau to monitor the progress of vaccination
among civil servants in HK and take concrete measures to encourage the
staff to take shots as soon as possible so our city can recover from the
pandemic.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
[1]http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php  
Writing for the Public Project

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Civil Service Bureau

Dear Dr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 16 February 2021.  After consulting our
relevant subject team, please find our reply as follows:

To safeguard public health and to allow the resuming of normal activities
of society gradually, the Government is implementing a territory-wide
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (the “Programme”).  A dedicated website at
[1]www.covidvaccine.gov.hk provides members of the public latest
information on the Programme, including policy and strategies adopted,
vaccines information, expert opinion, booking status and statistics.
 Members of the public can also refer to Government Press Releases for
daily statistics and any new measures for the Programme.  The Government
will release more information on the Programme as when available when
circumstance allows to members of the public through the public domain.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is voluntary in nature.  Given the
diverse size and role in anti-epidemic work of individual priority group
and/or Government bureau/department, publications of specific statistics
of persons vaccinated may induce unfair comparison and pressure on
priority groups and/or group members yet to be vaccinated.  

Vide an email of 22 February 2021, the Civil Service Bureau encouraged
Heads of Department to facilitate staff members’ participation in the
Programme by releasing those who would like to do so to get vaccinated
with COVID-19 vaccines during duty hours.

Your sincerely,
(Miss Lilian YIP)
for Secretary for the Civil Service

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Dear Dr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 16 March 2021.  We are processing your
request and will give you a reply as soon as possible.

Your sincerely,
(Miss Lilian YIP)
for Secretary for the Civil Service

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From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #582 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Civil Service Bureau <[Civil Service Bureau request email]>,
Date:        16/03/2021 01:10 PM
Subject:        [Possible SPAM] Freedom of Information request - Measures
to monitor and encourage Covid-19 immunization among civil servants

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Dear Sir/Madam,
             As the government rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme
towards the goal of herd immunity, I have the following questions for the
Civil Service Bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information:

1. Does the Bureau collect information on the number of civil servants who
have been inoculated through the vaccination programme?
2. What measures does the Bureau take to encourage civil servants to take
the shots?

While the Bureau is expected to answer the questions in 21 days, I hope
this request can be addressed more promptly. In addition, I'd take the
opportunity to urge the Bureau to monitor the progress of vaccination
among civil servants in HK and take concrete measures to encourage the
staff to take shots as soon as possible so our city can recover from the
pandemic.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
[2]http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php  
Writing for the Public Project

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the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #582 email]

Is [Civil Service Bureau request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests to
Civil Service Bureau? If so, please contact us using this form:
[3]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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