The Gardasil HPV vaccine has been in short supply in China since it was approved by the regulator last year. Photo: Shutterstock

Private hospital in China closed down after dozens of patients given fake HPV vaccines

  • Police investigation finds nearly 40 people received the shots since January last year – before the drug was approved by the Chinese regulator
  • Hainan hospital had rented out its medical cosmetics department to a beauty parlour, which authorities suspect administered the vaccinations
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The Gardasil HPV vaccine has been in short supply in China since it was approved by the regulator last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.