The Hong Kong administration “until further notice” canceled all orders for the purchase of coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, and stopped using it for vaccination in all two dozen locations in the city, according to the South China Morning Post.
This happened after the distributor of the drug in the region of Fosun Pharma warned that a batch of 210102 vaccine with a defective packaging was found. It is unclear whether the defect affected the quality of the drug, which requires special storage conditions.
However, officials decided to abandon its use as a precaution until all inspections were completed.
Until now, Hong Kong residents could choose to be vaccinated with Pfizer or Chinese Sinovac.
As of Tuesday evening, March 23, 403,000 people had been vaccinated against coronavirus in Hong Kong, including 150,200 who received their first dose of Pfizer.
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