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Covid-19: Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip gets BioNTech jab after no antibodies detected from Sinovac vaccines


Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip has received a dose of the German-developed BioNTech vaccine after finding that no Covid antibodies were detected from her two jabs with the Chinese-made Sinovac some six months ago.

Ip, a member of both the Legislative and Executive Councils, tested negative for coronavirus antibodies earlier this week. She said on Thursday she acted as a “guinea pig” by receiving the extra shot of BioNTech after she was fully vaccinated in March with two doses of Sinovac.

Lawmaker Regina Ip receives her first Sinovac jab in February. Photo: Legislative Council, via Flickr.

Ip took her latest jab at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Eastern Medical Centre, which reached out to a handful of executive councillors to take part in a clinical test on the effect of getting three doses.



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