An Infectious disease expert said on Friday that parents should avoid bringing toddlers to indoor places with unmasked people as the city combats the epidemic rebound.
Speaking on a radio program this morning, University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said he understood that many parents in Hong Kong wanted their kids to be inoculated with the child version of the BioNTech
shot, which is one-tenth the adult dosage.
He said parents who decided to wait for the vaccine
should raise their anti-epidemic awareness, and avoid bringing their children to high-risk places during the wait.
“As for those who brought their kids to receive the Sinovac jab, they must complete their three-dose vaccination to acquire a sufficient immune response,” said Ho.
Meanwhile, the health expert said he agreed with the Hospital Authority’s arrangement in letting recovered senior patients back to the care homes after they achieved a CT value of more or equal to 30.
However, Ho noted that health authorities must continue to strengthen their explanatory and publicity work so that people could understand the arrangement.