Editorial:Careful handling of vaccination in nursing homes

【明報專訊】The government is promoting the COVID-19 vaccination scheme. In addition to increasing the number of prioritised vaccination groups, ten larger nursing homes will also be given priority in the vaccination programme later. In order to prevent the mood of ''vaccine hesitancy'' from growing, the government must be extra cautious in handling the vaccination of elderly people in nursing homes, as there have been many outbreaks in Hong Kong's nursing homes. Governments in different places have urgently approved COVID-19 vaccines on the assumption that the benefits outweigh the risks. However, the severity of the pandemic varies greatly from region to region, so does the public's chance of being infected.