Hong Kong, Macau suspend Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine over ‘flawed’ vials

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Hong Kong and Macau suspended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (Mar 24 2021) after being informed of a packaging problem affecting one batch of vials, while stressing they did not believe there was a safety risk.

“For the sake of precaution, the current vaccination must be suspended during the period of investigation,” Hong Kong’s government said in a statement.

Both Chinese cities said their decision came after they were contacted about the issue by Fosun, the Chinese pharmaceutical company that is distributing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in China.

Channelnewsasia.com report


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** This post was originally published on March 24, 2021 **