Hong Kong might want to consider holding off on its order for AstraZeneca shots, says a government pandemic adviser. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong might want to consider holding off on its order for AstraZeneca shots, says a government pandemic adviser. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: vaccine experts urge Hong Kong government to scrap order for 7.5 million AstraZeneca jabs over mounting safety concerns

  • Experts suggest the government cancel its orders for 7.5 million AstraZeneca shots and replace them with second-generation vaccines offering better protection against mutated strains
  • European Medicines Agency said an investigation concluded that ‘unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects’ of the vaccine

Hong Kong might want to consider holding off on its order for AstraZeneca shots, says a government pandemic adviser. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong might want to consider holding off on its order for AstraZeneca shots, says a government pandemic adviser. Photo: Reuters
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