Pfizer begins testing COVID-19 booster shot with pneumococcal vaccine

Pfizer begins testing COVID-19 booster shot with pneumococcal vaccine

Pfizer begins testing COVID-19 booster shot with pneumococcal vaccine

If people do not take the jab, Philippines will have to waste numerous doses.

"They can not be used after the expiration date and the vaccination centers they administer [vacina] He added that BioNTech will stop operating after September according to the current schedule". New doses were not likely to be delivered before the end of the year, he added.

Similar is case for Hong Kong, authorities may have to throw away millions of coronavirus vaccine doses because they are approaching their expiry date and enough people have not signed up for the jabs.

Hong Kong ordered 7.5 million doses each of the vaccines from the mainland's Sinovac and the German company BioNTech.

Despite the presence of vaccines, only 19 per cent of the population has received one dose of either vaccine while 14 per cent have received two doses.

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The latter has not yet been approved by the World Health Organization, but was quickly tracked for use by the city's health regulators. This month, the City Hospital Authority reported that only a third of its staff had been immunized.

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received authorization for emergency use from the United States and European Union in December, among a number of other markets since.

The rest should be stored at extremely low temperatures and have a shelf life of six months.

A total of 3,263,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have been shipped to Hong Kong at different stages so far but only 1,231,600 have been administered.

In recent weeks, some Hong Kong politicians have suggested that the city may consider sending unused vaccines overseas if intake does not improve.

Authorities also struggled to come up with incentives to encourage vaccination in cities where long quarantine measures and economically distressing social distance rules keep infections low.

Some critics have suggested that the government needs to link these vouchers to vaccination certificates or distribute more cash to those vaccinated.

He said, "The provision of money or anything tangible to vaccinate people should not be by the government", considering that "it could have an opposite effect than what is intended".

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