Why Chinese Parents Are Shopping for Vaccines in Hong Kong

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  • Several multinationals have pending China vaccine applications
  • Chinese patients travel to Hong Kong in search of vaccines

Prevenar vaccine used in children from 2-months to 2-years-old to prevent against pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis.

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Stifling regulations are preventing China’s 1.4 billion people from accessing several common vaccines available in much of the rest of the world, raising public health risks and posing a challenge to global pharmaceutical companies in a huge potential market.

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