Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: Hongkongers aren’t rushing for vaccines, and that means herd immunity could be another 300 days away, experts say

  • Pre-pandemic normality could be restored when 70 per cent of the population – the expected threshold for herd immunity – is vaccinated
  • But there is also a chance social-distancing rules may be further relaxed when 30-50 per cent of the city’s population receives a shot, experts say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong might need another 300 days before achieving herd immunity against Covid-19. Photo: Nora Tam
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