Covid Vaccine Drive: Evaluating its success in our Community❤️


Pic source: Lin Rui of Global Times, https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202102/1214632.shtml


In Hong Kong, whether or not to take the Covid vaccine and which type of Covid vaccine to take is a matter of personal choice. Currently, 2 Covid vaccines are offered by the government—(1) the Comirnaty vaccine developed by Fosun Pharma and Pfizer-BioNTech (commonly known as BioNTech vaccine) and (2) the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech (commonly known as Sinovac). The Hong Kong government also ordered several million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, but some experts are lobbying the government to cancel the order as there have been reported cases of blood clots after taking AstraZeneca for those under 30 years old.


According to the World Health Organization’s guidance document dated 16 February 2021 on the “Status of Covid -19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process”, the BioNTech vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization while Sinovac vaccine’s dossier was accepted by the WHO for review.