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Hong Kong vaccine perks: giveaways for coronavirus jabs are nice, but reluctant residents prefer assurance, facts, paid days off

Owen Ching is eager to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but cannot afford a medical check-up to find out if he is fit for the jabs.Since losing his job as a restaurant manager last year, the 38-year-old Hongkonger has relied on support from NGOs and moved into a 20 sq ft hostel room, paying HK$2,000 (US$260) a month.He is afraid he may have health problems that could result in side effects after he is vaccinated.Now working part-time as a security guard for a little over HK$10,000 a month, the…

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