The drive will see many employees responsible for customer service being inoculated.
Hong Kong Disneyland has organised a COVID-19 vaccination drive for employees, arranged by the Government's outreach service, which expects to inoculate about 1,000 employees, many of whom are responsible for customer service.
The outreach service team is administering the Sinovac or BioNTech vaccines to staff members of the theme park at the drive, which started on 5 July.
The initiative is being supported by the Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip, who visited the theme park, and was joined by Michael Moriarty, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Hong Kong Disneyland is the first theme park to participate in the outreach vaccine service.
Explaining the importance of such drives, Nip said: "Fully vaccinated performers in theme parks can be exempted from wearing masks while performing outdoors. I hope that more organisations will encourage their staff members to get vaccinated."
This programme is available for all enterprises which have a sufficient number of employees who would like to get vaccinated and a suitable venue with sufficient space.
Since it was first launched by the Civil Service Bureau, the outreach vaccination service has been provided to the Hong Kong Sports Institute, global professional services enterprises, property developers, financial institutions, the construction industry, universities and a district organisation.
Enterprises and groups can call the hotline for the outreach vaccination service at 3904 1490 from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, for arrangements.
Nip added that after more than a year of battling against the epidemic, many people may want to go to theme parks to walk for relaxation and for parent-child activities.
Thus, he urged visitors to line up for vaccines as well: "Apart from staff members of theme parks, who should get vaccinated to protect themselves and their colleagues, members of the public including families should follow suit because when they are vaccinated, coupled with observing personal hygiene, they will feel even more at ease when playing and enjoying in theme parks."
The "Early Vaccination for All" campaign was launched to help build an immune barrier in Hong Kong as soon as possible by significantly raising the vaccination rate, thereby restoring normality to society sooner rather than later.
Photo / GovHK [from L-R: Michael Moriarty and Patrick Nip jointly viewing the administering of a COVID-19 vaccine to staff members of the theme park as arranged by the Government's outreach vaccination service. Photo shows them chatting with a vaccinated staff member working in the F&B section]