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Hong Kong Vaccine Surge Sees Majority Pick Sinovac Over BioNTech

  • Those getting first-time inoculations outpaced booster shots
  • Jump in immunization comes as omicron spreads in the community
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More Hong Kong residents are getting their first Covid-19 vaccinations, though the majority are receiving a Chinese immunization that studies have shown gives inadequate protection against the recently arrived omicron strain.

The city administered about 18,000 initial injections on Tuesday, the most in four months and nearly quadruple the number given a week earlier.