Hong Kong – Government’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination team visits Tai O (with photos)

Government’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination team visits Tai O (with photos)


     The Government’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination team visited Tai O today (October 16) to provide vaccination services to residents, in particular elderly persons, living in relatively remote areas there. A total of 127 elderly and other residents in Tai O took part in a vaccination activity which provided them with one-stop services consisting of a health talk and medical consultation to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines. The outreach team also administered the Sinovac vaccine to them on site.

     Viewing the outreach service and expressing support for the vaccination of elderly persons at Tai O Community Centre, the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, said, “We note that there is no clinic providing COVID-19 vaccination services to residents in Tai O and this may cause inconvenience to elderly residents who usually have activities in places close to their homes. The arrival of the outreach team helps to fill a service gap and enables them to get vaccinated in a convenient manner without having to travel to urban areas for vaccinations.
     “In fact, the stilt houses, the old temples and the creek in Tai O are tourist spots with high people flows during holidays. For the sake of their own health, elderly residents in Tai O should get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves even though they do not go out very often. Under the threat posed by the highly transmissible mutant strains, elderly persons who are not vaccinated will be subject to the extremely high risk of getting seriously ill and death from COVID-19 infection. Both COVID-19 vaccines available in Hong Kong are safe and highly effective in protecting against severe disease and death from COVID-19 infection.”

     Experts recommend that elderly persons should receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, as long as they are not suffering from acute illnesses. All elderly persons who have previously received influenza vaccines can safely receive COVID-19 vaccines.
     Mr Nip also took the opportunity to visit residents in a stilt house. He expressed gratitude to local organisations in Tai O for their promotion of vaccinations in the community, and to the medical team and administrative support staff of the Community Vaccination Centre at Tin Fai Road Sports Centre for providing the outreach service.
     Today’s activity was jointly organised by the Islands District Office and the Tai O Rural Committee, and co-organised by the Central, Western, Southern and Islands District Social Welfare Office with the participation of various local organisations.
     Meanwhile, a health talk cum COVID-19 vaccination activity for elderly people in Sha Tin District was held at Yuen Chau Kok Community Hall today. An outreach team was on site to administer the Sinovac vaccine to elderly people and other residents. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council also organised a COVID-19 vaccination day at SKH Holy Carpenter Church Community Centre today for users of the Council’s service units such as district elderly community centres, neighbourhood elderly centres and day care centres for the elderly. Mr Nip was also present at both events to support and encourage elderly persons to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Hong Kong – Government’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination service team goes into shopping mall again (with photos)

Government’s outreach COVID-19 vaccination service team goes into shopping mall again (with photos)


     Following the provision of a walk-in service for COVID-19 vaccination at a shopping mall in Kwun Tong, the Government’s outreach vaccination team provided the BioNTech vaccination service to tenants of a shopping centre and members of the public at a temporary vaccination area in Lok Fu Place today (September 2).
     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, and the Chief Executive Officer of Link Asset Management Limited (the Link), Mr George Hongchoy, jointly viewed the administering of the vaccine to members of the public there.
     “The Link has joined hands with the Government in promoting the ‘Early Vaccination for All’ campaign through the setting up of a temporary vaccination area in this shopping centre to raise the vaccination rate. I hope such an arrangement will assist those persons who want to get vaccinated to do so immediately as well as the elderly persons and residents nearby. It can also draw people’s attention to the importance and urgency of getting vaccinated when walking past this area. I appeal to elderly persons to grasp the opportunity to get vaccinated before the winter influenza season arrives. This is the best way to protect oneself under the current epidemic,” Mr Nip said.
     “The Vaccination Programme has been in place for more than six months with the provision of outreach vaccination service initially mainly to enterprises. It is the time to move the focus at the district level to enable more people to get vaccinated by using various methods in districts.”
     Currently, the channels of vaccination are very convenient. Members of the public can make online reservations on the designated website of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk) for vaccination at Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) or general out-patient clinics of the Hospital Authority, or make vaccination appointments direct with private doctors or clinics enrolled in the programme. In addition, same-day tickets are available for distribution at 21 CVCs each day to persons aged 60 or above and students aged 12 or above so that they can receive vaccination in a CVC at a designated time slot on the day of distribution.
     Mr Nip expressed his gratitude to the medical team and administrative support staff of the Community Vaccination Centre at Ho Man Tin Sports Centre for providing the outreach service today.

Rx Outreach and Pfizer RxPathways® Announce Collaboration to Increase Access to Health Information

ST. LOUISJune 22, 2021PRLogRx Outreach and Pfizer RxPathways are pleased to announce their strategic collaboration to help improve health outcomes for underserved Americans by providing virtual health education and helping people receive prescribed medications for free or at a reduced price. As a result, people will have access to health education and information on patient assistance programs from the comfort of their homes through Rx Outreach’s Health and Wellness Outreach program. Operating under the shared belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health services, Rx Outreach and Pfizer RxPathways are committed to empowering individuals and communities to live their healthiest lives.

“Because barriers exist that prevent people from getting quality health education and learning about medication resources, we are excited about our deepening partnership with Pfizer RxPathways which aligns with our core strategies and mission.,” said Darryl Munden, President of Rx Outreach.

Pfizer RxPathways will serve as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for Rx Outreach’s Health and Wellness Outreach program. Launched in 2014, the program was developed to improve the health and quality of life of low-income seniors and other at-risk populations. Through evidence-based models of health education, people can better manage or even prevent a chronic disease, such as diabetes and hypertension.

Pfizer RxPathways serves as a single point of access to help connect eligible patients to a range of Pfizer assistance programs that offer insurance support, co-pay help, and medication for free or at a savings. Last year, Pfizer changed the lives of 136,000 patients, who received 850,000 Pfizer prescription medications at a reduced or zero cost.

Rx Outreach became a non-profit organization in 2010, providing affordable medication to the underserved. By partnering with hundreds of clinics and organizations across the U.S., Rx Outreach provides a crucial health safety net for those who battle both illness and poverty. Since its beginning, Rx Outreach has saved people in need $822 million on their prescription medications.

“Our partnership with Rx Outreach will help us to reach even more people who may not know or have access to quality health education and medication resources,” said Amarilis Coombs, Director, U.S. Assistance Program at Pfizer. “This initiative is especially important now, given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on patients in need.  We aim to increase awareness of available support for patients in need, educate individuals and communities on best health practices, and ultimately improve health for all in the US.”

To learn more about this partnership, visit https://rxoutreach.org/pfizerrxpathways/

About Rx Outreach

Rx Outreach is the nation’s largest, non-profit, fully licensed, mail order pharmacy. It offers more than 1,000 medication strengths at affordable prices. To learn more, go to www.rxoutreach.org.

About Pfizer RxPathways, the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program

Pfizer RxPathways® connects eligible patients, regardless of their insurance status, to a range of assistance programs that offer insurance support, co-pay help, and medicines for free or at a savings. Patients can go to the Pfizer RxPathways website or call a toll-free number to speak with a trained Medicine Access Counselor who will direct patients to Pfizer programs or other independent 3rd party resources. For more information about Pfizer RxPathways, please visit www.PfizerRxPathways.com. Patients can also call the toll-free phone number 1-844-989-PATH (7284) to consult with a Pfizer Medicine Access Counselor.

Community Outreach Organization, Purpose Is Life, Inc., Launched in Washington, DC

Purpose Is Life, Inc., a new community outreach organization, is built upon the belief that every individual should have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.

For decades, statistics have shown that within urban areas throughout the United States, adolescents and young adults are being underserved with limited community/social service options. Thereby, enlarging the inequity gap between their counterparts.

“The time is right for Purpose Is Life to offer community service to the Washington, DC area. From school closings, to quarantine, to a persistent sense of anxiety, the effects of this pandemic are impacting childhoods and low-touch communities across the nation,” says Jamill C. Jones, Founder and CEO, Purpose Is Life. “Our goal is to come together and explore every avenue to keep our community healthy during these trying times.”

By leveraging community outreach, social engagement, educational resources, and peer-to-peer empowerment, Purpose is Life, equips adolescents and young adults from underserved communities with the necessary life resources to help them become effective leaders and productive citizens.

Purpose Is Life, hosts community events throughout the year to residents of Washington, DC. For more information on Purpose Is Life, visit www.PurposeIsLife.com.

About Purpose Is Life, Inc.
Created with the goal to serve the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., Purpose Is Life, Inc., works to cultivate and inspire the next generation to find their purpose. By leveraging community outreach, social engagement, educational resources, and peer-to-peer empowerment, Purpose is Life, Inc., equips adolescents and young adults from underserved communities with the necessary life resources to help them become effective leaders and productive citizens. Learn more: www.PurposeIsLife.com.

Bureau of Outreach Communication organizes exhibitions in States/UTs to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav

‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ commenced today with launch of the inaugural event by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today. In line with his vision of a nationwide celebration of 75 years of Independence, Bureau of Outreach Communication today organized photo-exhibitions at thirty two locations in various States and Union Territories across the nation. These exhibitions aim to pay homage to freedom fighters and remember their contribution in the freedom struggle. The exhibition also seeks to bring forth the contributions of unsung heroes of the struggle from various parts of the country.

Crowds thronged the venues of the exhibitions in all parts of the country with much enthusiasm to learn about stories behind India’s freedom struggle. Panels describing the lives of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Sadar Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and other freedom fighters were on display. The historic Dandi March,rare scenes from life of our freedom fighters, newspaper clippings of pre-independence times were also showcased.

Regional Outreach Bureaus (ROBs) in Gujarat viz Godhara, Junagharh/Bhuj and Surat launched their activities for Amrut Mahotsav immediately after the inauguration of the main event by PM Modi.

In Jaipur, Rajasthan, Governor Shri Kalraj Mishra attended the event. He hoped that heroes of the freedom struggle inspire the youth to work for New India. Culture Minister of the State Shri Dr. B. D. Kalla was also present on the occasion.

Locals in Nizamabad, Telangana were thrilled to find a picture of local freedom fighter Ananth Kumar Kanhare at the event, who migrated from Maharashtra and took part in the freedom struggle efforts in Nizamabad.

In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan along with State Health Minister Shri Prabhuram Chaudary inaugurated the event. In Mhow, Indore (Birth place of B.R. Ambedkar), Culture Minister of State inaugurated the function.

Photo exhibition organized in Raipur Chhatisgarh was inaugurated by Culture minister Shri Amarjeet Bhagat.

In Punjab, Governor & UT Administrator, Shri V P Singh Badnore participated in the inaugural event. Participating in a similar event in Shimla, Governor of Himachal Pradesh Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, gave said the youth should seek inspiration from our freedom struggle so that the nation can progress. Urban development minister of State Shri Suresh Bhardwaj was also present at the occasion.

Leaders like Brig Rajinder Singh were remembered at ROB Jammu, visited by Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha. Principal DG, All India Radio, Shri N.V. Reddy inaugurated Amrut Mahotsav exhibition at ROB Guwahati.

Exhibition set up by ROB Chennai was inaugurated by Governor Shri Banwarilal Purohit. At ROB Payyannur, Kerala freedom fighter V P Appukkutta Pothuval graced the occasion. Exhibitions were also put up at Tiruchirapalli, Mananthavady, Wayanad and Kundara Kollam in Kerala. Governor Shri Arif Muhammed Khan and the Chief Secretary also visited the exhibition inaugurated by ADG, ROB Shri V. Palanichamy at Kollam.