The Chinese special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau temporarily suspended the corona vaccinations with the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer on Wednesday. The reason given by the authorities was a packaging error in a batch of the vaccine.
“As a precaution, the ongoing vaccination must be suspended during the investigation period,” said the Hong Kong government in a statement.
The authorities in Hong Kong and Macau said they did not assume any security risks. Nevertheless, the decision to temporarily stop was made after they were made aware of the problem by Chinese pharmaceutical giant Fosun.
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It was found that cans from one batch were packaged incorrectly. Fosun sells the Biontech vaccine in China and the two special administrative areas. (AFP)
Published: March 24th, 2021, 5:56 am
Last updated: March 24th, 2021, 6:05 am