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.
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