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Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
BioNTech vaccines to land in HK this Saturday
The first batch of European BioNTech/Fosun Covid-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this Saturday morning at the earliest, according to reports.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
Red tape slows vaccine arrival
The European BioNTech/Fosun Covid-19 vaccines will not arrive today as hoped, the Food and Health Bureau announced.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
Around 60,000 booked vaccination appointments
As of 12pm today, around 60,000 people have made their appointments online for the coronavirus jabs, said the Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, in charge of the city's Covid-19 vaccination program.
Carrie Lam and top officials get HK’s first Covid jabs
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, along with her top government officials, on Monday became the first people to receive Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong.
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Hongkongers urged to get vaccinated early; city logs 20 new Covid-19 cases
New infections rise for third day in a row, but health boss says it’s too early to say if there has been a rebound after Lunar New Year. Officials hint at possible reopening of city’s borders if enough people get jabs.
Don't go on shopping spree after relaxation
Government advisor Gabriel Leung warned people against rushing out in “retaliatory consumption” following the relaxation of health measures, saying indicators point that infection cases could be on the rise.
Receive a Covid-19 jab as soon as possible
Get Covid-19 vaccinations as soon as possible, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee urged, saying it will help a return to normal lives and reopening borders.
Pfizer Vaccine 95.8% Effective Against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry
The health ministry said the jab was 99.2 percent effective against serious illness and 98.9 percent effective in preventing death.
Digital vaccination records can help resume cross-border travels, says Patrick Nip
Secretary for Civil Services Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, who oversees Hong Kong’s mass vaccination drive, said digital vaccine records the government plans to introduce can help to resume cross-border travel restrictions.
HK sees 15 new cases as vaccine program sets to start next week
Hong Kong reports 15 cases today, as the first 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the city yesterday.
Hong Kong logs 15 new Covid-19 cases, Sinovac vaccine ‘safe for stable elderly’
Dr Thomas Tsang, a member of the government’s task force on the pandemic, says key is whether the aged with chronic illnesses have their conditions under control.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong official defends safety of Sinovac jabs for elderly
Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip rejected suggestions the government had ‘jumped the gun’ in prioritising elderly people for vaccination.
Carrie Lam says she will go for the Sinovac jab
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor wrote on her social media today that she will be getting the Chinese-made Sinovac jabs.
HK to receive first batch of Sinovac vaccines this Friday
The first batch of Sinovac vaccines is expected to reach Hong Kong this Friday, while the BioNTech vaccines will be in the city next week, according to reports.
Approval of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine not rushed, says Hong Kong panel
Group of 12 experts gives unanimous support for Chinese manufacturer’s vaccine after reviewing new data. Recommendation is for second dose to be given 28 days after first.
A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder
A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
Twitter to remove COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will force people to remove tweets that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines.
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
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