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Experts to recommend Covid-19 jabs for kids aged 5-11

30 October 2021

By The SUN 

Kids 5-11 years old may soon be given a BioNTech jab to avert a fifth wave of infections 

A member of an expert panel advising the Hong Kong government on Covid vaccines has said that it would likely recommend giving five to eleven-year-old children a BioNTech jab to protect them, as well as other family members, in case a fifth wave occurs.

Speaking on a radio program earlier today, Oct 30, Prof. Ivan Hung from the University of Kong said the vaccination program for the younger age group may be launched within a month.

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The idea, he said, is to give the children to get one-third of a dose.

Currently, one dose of BioNTech vaccine is recommended for children 12 years and above.

“So if the delta variant manages to get in and we have a fifth wave as assumed, then there’ll be a problem especially among children who have not been vaccinated,” Hung said.


The expert also said that 100 in every one million of children aged between 12 and 17 developed myocarditis after vaccination, but around 90 percent of them recovered quickly.

Prof Hung says only a third of the adult dose will be given to the youngest age group

Meanwhile, three more imported Covid-19 cases were added to Hong Kong’s tally today. Two involve foreign domestic workers and one a returning resident from Germany.

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Two of them tested positive on arrival test, a 35-year-old FDH who came from the Philippines via 5J272 and a 59-year-old man who came from Germany via LH796.


The man tested positive for the L452R mutant strain while the woman did not have a sufficient viral load to test for variants.

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The third is a 23-year-old FDH from Indonesia who arrived on Oct 23 via CX 798. She was on her fifth day of quarantine at Penny’s Bay when she tested positive for Covid-19 with the L452R mutant strain.

The three cases took Hong Kong’s total confirmed infections to 12,345.

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