Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse
Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse

Lab tests confirm HPV vaccines seized from two private medical centres in Hong Kong are fake

  • Samples were uncovered in joint operation between health and customs authorities earlier this month, with five arrested
  • One batch found to contain sodium and chloride, common in saline solution

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse
Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, with a box of genuine vaccine and Kwan Kin-keung, head of intellectual property investigation bureau at the Customs and Excise Department, shows what is believed to be a box of counterfeit vaccine at an earlier press meet. Photo: May Tse
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