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  1. #51

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    Fwiw.

    Not a priority group.
    Booked online on Sunday, 15 minutes ahead. Started the process as front line worker. 2nd screen marked as 'other'.
    Got a booking code, etc.
    Caught an uber and waited at San Wan Ho for about 5 minutes.

    Only real check was the 180 days since 2nd vaccine.
    Some question about have you had other vaccines outside of Hong Kong. English was good enough from everyone I interacted with.
    I am travelling, but they didn't need proof.
    Spent longer in observation than waiting and injecting.

    Colleague just rocked up at another place - no booking. Brit PR with no canto and got through the process okay.
    More colleagues turned up at SYS and got it same day - no canto.

    I think a whole bunch of us are travelling overseas for Xmas.

    Drove past the local North Point centre doing Sinovac. Very short line outside. Not sure if they do 3rd shot sinovac... I only know one person that was thinking about Sinovac - wife wanted to travel back to mainland and wanted the patriotic vaccine.
    A few random anti-vaxxers as well in the expat group...

    Hong Kong seems to be swimming in vaccines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert:
    eligible people they should take it because tonight they might decide to close the CVC's, create new bizarre requirements, etc.
    Nah. I aint falling for these fake insinuating bogus the gov wants you to believe.

    My refusal to take my 3rd does is a silent protest against the border/quarantine measures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    For the China travel, isn't Biontech a China made vaxx? It's made by Fosun, a Shanghai company. Just wondering how those APEC stuff will work out.
    No, it is not made in China and I don't think its even used in China publically. Fosun has licensed the vaccine for distribution and at some point in the future it may get license to manufacture (or may be it has but has not setup the facilities / started production).

    Bottom line - Sinovac if you need to travel to China.
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  4. #54

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    I had it a couple of weeks ago. Arm achey for a few days, didn't get the intense second day fatigue that I got with the second dose. Rest of the dangle got it last Thursday. All OK.


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    Had Sinovac for 1st & 2nd doses (the possible mainland travel thing), and in order not to stress those around me ('cos am now definitely a "senior" and overweight). I went and got a Biontech booster yesterday.

    Injection site sore for several hours; no other side effects thus far.

    Had it done at Yau Oi; nobody even tried to speak English with me, although I noticed that they did so with a few south Asians attending.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    No, it is not made in China and I don't think its even used in China publically. Fosun has licensed the vaccine for distribution and at some point in the future it may get license to manufacture (or may be it has but has not setup the facilities / started production).

    Bottom line - Sinovac if you need to travel to China.
    Oh right, I was under the impression it was made by Fosun in license. Anyway, didn't do the 3rd shot yet and may opt for the Sinofac brew then after I see more facts about China travel for APEC cards and after they become reality. So far it just seems 'talk' and can be a few month away. By which time all known rules may change again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.YU:
    Nah. I aint falling for these fake insinuating bogus the gov wants you to believe.

    My refusal to take my 3rd does is a silent protest against the border/quarantine measures.
    It can always happen that cases slip through, and maybe especially with Omicron can have a sizeable outbreak in 2 weeks. Your silent protest won't help your body cope with it if this happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    It can always happen that cases slip through, and maybe especially with Omicron can have a sizeable outbreak in 2 weeks. Your silent protest won't help your body cope with it if this happens.
    Yup. Thats a risk I am willing to take. I am done with the virus measures. If theres a huge local outbreak then border controls are no longer necessary and then relaxed. A scenario I honestly dont mind. Plus it will give pressure to those unvaxed to get their jab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junichitsuyo:
    I heard from a freind that you are eligible to get the booster shot if you have been fully vaccinated for at least for 6 months, and you are traveling soon (don't have to be over 60 or in any other priority groups). So I got my booster shot on Saturday, and they only asked if I am in priority groups or traveling soon, and didn't even check my etickets.
    That's good to know. Though it seems if under 60 and want to to use travel as a reason then can only do walk-in, as the online booking system doesn't seem to have travel as one of the category boxes to tick.

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    This booster thingy does seem to work ... TBD how effective it will be against Omicron. I suspect it will work.


    Those boosted with Pfizer after two doses of AstraZeneca had antibody levels a month later nearly 25 times higher than controls. When the Pfizer booster was given following two Pfizer shots, antibody levels rose more than eightfold.

    The most potent booster in the study was a full dose of the Moderna vaccine, which raised antibody levels 32-fold in the AstraZeneca group and 11-fold in the Pfizer group. When Moderna is used in the UK booster programme, it is given at a half-dose.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ty-trial-finds
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