Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: scientists differ over causes and severity of BioNTech vaccine bottle defects as fears mount Hong Kong’s herd immunity will be tougher to achieve

  • ‘Large defects might have an effect on the efficacy of the vaccines, but these would have been picked up much earlier,’ one expert in Hong Kong said
  • Another slammed the decision to suspend BioNTech vaccinations, saying ‘a very small number of doses had defects and they had already been trashed ... so it’s not a big deal’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Issues with the packaging of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine prompted Hong Kong officials to suspend its use on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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