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Hong Kong approves use of bivalent Covid vaccine

Hong Kong approves use of bivalent Covid vaccine

The Secretary for Health has authorized the BioNTech bivalent booster vaccine for emergency use in Hong Kong in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation, the government announced on Friday.

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Christmas cheer as new vaccine wings way here

Christmas cheer as new vaccine wings way here

The new Covid-19 vaccine specifically targeting the fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant BA4/5 is expected to be available before Christmas in time for the travel holiday rush, a top pharmacist said.

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New Covid vaccine expected before Christmas

New Covid vaccine expected before Christmas

The new Covid-19 vaccine specifically targeting the fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant BA4/5 is expected to be available in Hong Kong before Christmas in time for the travel holiday rush, a hospital pharmacist leader said.

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Vaccine chief takes jab at dilly-dallying by parents

Vaccine chief takes jab at dilly-dallying by parents

Booking numbers for BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for toddlers are far from satisfactory with authorities receiving only 750 bookings for the jab, which is suitable for children aged six months to four years old, since it was made availabl...

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Civil servants with waivers 'able to work'

Civil servants with waivers 'able to work'

Government workers who are holding vaccination medical exemption certificates - which were supposed to be invalid from yesterday - are still able to enter government premises and go to work, says Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Ye...

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Health experts endorse 2nd generation vaccines

Health experts endorse 2nd generation vaccines

Experts claimed it is necessary to purchase the second-generation vaccine, known as a "bivalent" vaccine targeting two coronavirus variants of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5, as it provides better protection than the currently applied vaccine.

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