Health expert Lau Yu-lung slammed the vaccine guidelines as “outdated”, as it calls on people having allergic reactions after receiving the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine not to get the second dose.
Speaking on a radio program, Lau said the the guidelines are outdated and conservative, urging the government to update the guidelines as soon as possible
Lau, who is also the chairman of the Department of Health's scientific committee on vaccine
preventable diseases, cited figures from medical journals, saying 220 persons who have allergic reactions after receiving first dose of mRNA vaccine
can successfully received the second dose.
is a mRNA vaccine
, while Sinovac is an inactivated vaccine
He believed the government needs to update relevant instructions with enough data now that around 7.7 million doses of vaccine
have been administered.
Earlier a staffer at the Kowloon Hospital, who received the first dose of Sinovac vaccine
, passed away due to acute heart attack. Lau on this matter the case will be followed by the coroners' court and experts panel.
He ensure citizens not to worry, adding that “the sun rises not because of the crowning of rooster”. He also referred to data that around 3,000 people passed away due to acute heart attack in 2019.