Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, poses with a box of genuine vaccine on Friday, 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. Photo: May Tse

Customs seize 76 boxes of suspected counterfeit HPV vaccines in Hong Kong after patient complains of redness and swelling at injected area

  • The Health Department has received more than 1,000 complaints related to HPV vaccines this year
  • Vaccines are being tested for ingredients as chief pharmacist urges people to get shots only from doctors they trust
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Lot Chan (left), chief pharmacist at the Department of Health’s drug office, poses with a box of genuine vaccine on Friday, 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. Photo: May Tse
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