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Hong Kong ‘likely’ to give out seasonal flu, Covid-19 shots at same time

Professor David Hui says expert panel expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss whether booster shots should be given to Covid-19 vaccine recipients.

Hong Kong boosts helper quarantine capacity with extra 500 hotel rooms

The newly designated hotel will take the number of available slots overall to more than 1,900, opening the door for more domestic workers into the crimped market.

Covid-19 tracing app needed for entry to Hong Kong government buildings

City records six imported infections, with fewer than five preliminary cases being investigated.

Vaccine drive for seniors gets boost

Sham Shui Po's elderly residents can be bused to a Covid-19 vaccination center for Sinovac shots until next Wednesday, in the latest drive to boost vaccine uptake among elderly citizens.

Third Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine 95.6% Effective: Study

The clinical phase three trials were conducted when Delta was the prevalent strain, Pfizer said in a statement.

BioNTech vaccine more effective as booster jab, says health expert

A health expert said on Thursday that the BioNTech vaccine is preferable to the Sinovac vaccine as a booster jab, as it offers more protection against the Delta variant.

Side effects patient hits out after payout claim over Covid-19 jab rejected

Patient diagnosed with Bell’s palsy after visiting accident and emergency department of Princess Margaret Hospital on September 2

Princess Margaret Hospital staff forgot to report Bell's palsy case

A Princess Margaret Hospital patient who suffers from Bell's palsy had failed to get compensation from an indemnity fund covering vaccination side effects, after hospital staff forgot to report his case to the government.

Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK

Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases

Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?

Latest shipment of BioNTech vaccine arrives in Hong Kong

The latest shipment of about 800,000 doses of German-made BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Hong Kong to offer home pickup, mobile vaccine vehicles for elderly

New services yet another attempt to boost take-up among a vulnerable demographic that has lagged behind other age groups in taking vaccine. City confirms six new Covid-19 cases, all imported.

Vaccination stations to be set up at four more public hospitals

The government will set up vaccination stations at four more public hospitals next Monday (Oct 18), allowing citizens to get the BioNTech vaccine without making reservation.

Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study

The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.

‘Hong Kong Health Code’ may record travel history, says health chief

Hong Kong’s health chief said the city’s version of the health code may record users’ travel history, making references to the Macau Health Code.

What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids

In Israel, more than half of those over 12 years old and some younger children have had a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine – with a few already onto booster jabs. What can we learn from this?

HK reports four imported cases and an overseas case

Hong Kong reported four imported cases on Tuesday, while King's Park Villa in Ho Man Tin and an office in Admiralty were named in the compulsory testing notice after an overseas case was reported by the UK.

HK donates 7.5m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX

Hong Kong will donate 7.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the COVAX Facility, the government announced on Tuesday.

Seven new imported cases today, including those from the Philippines and Pakistan

Hong Kong announced seven new imported Covid-19 cases on Monday, including two from the Philippines and two from Pakistan.

Iceland Suspends Moderna Covid Vaccine Over Heart-Inflammation Fears

"As the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient in the territory ... the chief epidemiologist has decided not to use the Moderna vaccine in Iceland," said a statement published on the website of the Health Directorate.

Pfizer Seeks US Authorization Of Covid Vaccine For Ages 5-11

Children have been infected in greater numbers in the latest coronavirus wave driven by the Delta variant, and inoculating young people is seen as key to keeping schools open and helping end the pandemic.

Sweden halts use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine for younger adults amid concerns over rare heart inflammation side effect

The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided to suspend offering Moderna’s Covid vaccine to anyone born in 1991 and later for precautionary reasons, citing the slightly increased risk of heart inflammation following inoculation.

Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups

Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects.

Spain To Give Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine To 70 Year-Olds

The National Public Health Commission has decided to offer the booster jab vaccinations from late October to elderly people who received a second vaccine dose more than six months ago, the ministry said in a statement.