Dear Food and Health Bureau,
Referring to the call for the government to offer Covid-19 shots to non-HK residents currently living in HK (https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/art... and https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/art...) here are the questions for the Bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information:
1) How many cases of Covid-19 infection (excluding imported cases) are non HK residents?

2) How many close contacts of the infection cases are non HK residents?

3) How many non-HK residents have been excluded from the current vaccination scheme, the no of people who would be eligible if they were HK residents?

4) Does the government plan to offer shots to non-residents for free or for a fee?

5) What are the reasons for excluding non-residents from the vaccination drive?

I’d also take the opportunity to urge the government to consider offering shots to non-residents and respond to the letters publicly in SCMP. This matter may be brought to the Ombudsman and the Legislative Council Panel on health for follow up.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Wang

Food and Health Bureau

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Dear Dr WANG,
The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) has received your application under the
Code on Access to Information on 27.3.2021.  Your application is now under
processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to
Information, you will be informed of the latest progress of the case
separately on or before 16.4.2021.  In the meantime, please contact us by
e-mail at [1][Food and Health Bureau request email] if you have any enquiry.  Thank you.

(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #596 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        27/03/21 10:44 AM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

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the accessinfo.hk website.

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[FOI #596 email]

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5. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

Food and Health Bureau

Dear Dr WANG,

                Since the information requested in Questions 1 and 2 of
your application is under the purview of the Department of Health (DH), we
have referred Questions 1 and 2 to DH for follow-up action.  They will
furnish you with a reply in due course.  You may contact the Access to
Information Officer of DH as below -

Tel. (852) 2961 8500
Fax No. (852) 2836 0071
Email [email address]
Address Access to Information Officer
Department of Health
21/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong

2.                For Questions 3 to 5, the Food and Health Bureau (FHB)
is processing your application.  According to paragraph 1.18 of the Code
on Access to Information, you will be informed of the latest progress of
the case separately on or before 16.5.2021.  In the meantime, please
contact us by e-mail at [1][Food and Health Bureau request email] if you have any enquiry.
 Thank you.
(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Enquiry FHB/FHB/HKSARG
To:        [FOI #596 email],
Date:        01/04/2021 17:38
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

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Dear Dr WANG,
The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) has received your application under the
Code on Access to Information on 27.3.2021.  Your application is now under
processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to
Information, you will be informed of the latest progress of the case
separately on or before 16.4.2021.  In the meantime, please contact us by
e-mail at [2][Food and Health Bureau request email] if you have any enquiry.  Thank you.

(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #596 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        27/03/21 10:44 AM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

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This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #596 email]

Is [Food and Health Bureau request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Food and Health Bureau? If so, please contact us using this
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Food and Health Bureau

Dear Dr WANG,

The Food and Health Bureau has referred your Questions 1 - 2 to this
Department for processing under the Code on Access for Information.  We
write to reply to you as follows:

1) How many cases of Covid-19 infection (excluding imported cases) are non
HK residents?
As of 17/04/2021, the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of
Health has recorded a total of 106 non-imported cases of COVID-19 without
Hong Kong identity card number upon reporting.

2) How many close contacts of the infection cases are non HK residents?

We do not have such information.

(Miss Malina LEE)
for Director of Health
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Food and Health Bureau

Dear Dr WANG,

                Vaccination is the current focus of the global
anti-epidemic work. The Government has implemented the Vaccination
Programme in a phased manner in accordance with the priority for
vaccination since February 26. As at May 13, over 1.85 million doses of
COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to members of the public, with
over 1.12 million people having received the first dose of vaccine
(accounting for about 17.1% of the population aged 16 or above). The
Government's goal is to provide vaccines for the majority of Hong Kong
residents within 2021 through the Government-led Vaccination Programme.
Members of the public can receive the vaccines on a voluntary basis free
of charge. The Vaccination Programme has now been expanded to cover all
Hong Kong residents aged 16 or above (the minimum age for receiving the
BioNTech vaccine is 16 while that for receiving the Sinovac vaccine is
18).
      
2.                Since the launch of the Vaccination Programme, we have
received some enquiries on and requests for vaccination of non-Hong Kong
residents. We are looking into the case and arrangement for providing
vaccination to non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Hong Kong for a
period of time, and would make and announce the decision at an appropriate
time.
(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Enquiry FHB/FHB/HKSARG
To:        [FOI #596 email],
Date:        16/04/2021 17:05
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

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Dear Dr WANG,

                Since the information requested in Questions 1 and 2 of
your application is under the purview of the Department of Health (DH), we
have referred Questions 1 and 2 to DH for follow-up action.  They will
furnish you with a reply in due course.  You may contact the Access to
Information Officer of DH as below -

Tel. (852) 2961 8500
Fax No. (852) 2836 0071
Email [email address]
Address Access to Information Officer
Department of Health
21/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong

2.                For Questions 3 to 5, the Food and Health Bureau (FHB)
is processing your application.  According to paragraph 1.18 of the Code
on Access to Information, you will be informed of the latest progress of
the case separately on or before 16.5.2021.  In the meantime, please
contact us by e-mail at [1][Food and Health Bureau request email] if you have any enquiry.
 Thank you.
(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Enquiry FHB/FHB/HKSARG
To:        [FOI #596 email],
Date:        01/04/2021 17:38
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

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Dear Dr WANG,
The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) has received your application under the
Code on Access to Information on 27.3.2021.  Your application is now under
processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to
Information, you will be informed of the latest progress of the case
separately on or before 16.4.2021.  In the meantime, please contact us by
e-mail at [2][Food and Health Bureau request email] if you have any enquiry.  Thank you.

(Ricky LEUNG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #596 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        27/03/21 10:44 AM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Plan to inoculate
non-residents

show quoted sections

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #596 email]

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

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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5. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
6. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers