Hong Kong, China:
Hong Kong and Macau on Wednesday stated they have been suspending the usage of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine after being knowledgeable of a packaging downside with a batch of vials.
“For the sake of precaution, the present vaccination have to be suspended in the course of the interval of investigation,” Hong Kong’s authorities stated in an announcement.
Each Chinese language cities stated their choice got here after they have been contacted in regards to the concern by Fosun, the Chinese language pharmaceutical firm that’s distributing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in China.
Vials with the lot quantity 210102 have been discovered to have faulty packaging, authorities stated.
The statements from Hong Kong and Macau didn’t give any particulars on how the packaging was faulty however each stated they didn’t imagine there have been any security dangers.
Authorities stated they determined to behave out of an abundance of warning till their investigation is concluded.
Some Hong Kongers took to social media to say their appointments that day had been cancelled and that some vaccination centres have been closed.
One centre visited by an AFP reporter had been taped off.