Hong Kong’s civil service chief said over 11,000 people have booked their booster shots that protect against both the highly-infectious Omicron variant and the original Covid strain, with the jabs available in the city starting Thursday.
The government confirmed the BioNTech bivalent vaccine will be available for eligible people aged 12 or above from December 1, while online reservations will open from 9am tomorrow (Nov 27).
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.
Health official says decision to drop PCR tests on fifth and seventh day of arrival made after balancing necessities of medical surveillance and impact on travellers.
Starting next Monday (Nov 21), inbound travelers from overseas and Taiwan will only need to take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport and on the second day. Yet, the daily rapid antigen test requirement until the seventh day will remain.
University of Hong Kong's microbiologist Ho Pak-leung on Tuesday urged authorities not to take further “baby steps” in easing the city’s Covid rules, and to lift measures that were unpractical - including the LeaveHomeSafe QR code scanni...
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.
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.
Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathrin Jansen, discusses the lightning speed development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines — and the implications for vaccine platforms. Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathri...
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...
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was heavily criticised for a trip to Beijing this week, said on Saturday his and Chinese President Xi Jinping's joint statement opposing the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine had been reason enough for ...
City officials examining application for approval of second-generation BioNTech coronavirus vaccine designed to target Omicron variant.
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...
The Hong Kong government announced on Wednesday to authorize the emergency use of the BioNTech vaccine, which could be applied to children between six months and five years old.
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.
Health officials have received an application from German company for approval for booster dose against BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron strains.