News > Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids
Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids
The Hindu | 24/03/2021 04:47 PM | Click to read full article
Hong Kong suspended the use of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids. The city’s government said the suspension was immediate while the matter is investigated by distributor Fosun Pharma and BioNTech, the German company that created the vaccine with American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.
BioNTech and Fosun Pharma have not found any reason to believe the product is unsafe, according to the statement.