The myths and facts of COVID-19 vaccination and boosters: Current strategies and foresight


Professor Cowling, Benjamin John

Professor and Division Head,
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
School of Public Health,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong


Since launching the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Hong Kong, 60.8% of the total population has received the 1st vaccine dose (as of August 29, 2021).1 Currently, some studies point out that the immunogenicity varies greatly across the COVID-19 vaccines locally available, sparking controversy on the protection after vaccination and the necessity of receiving a booster dose.2-4 In a recent interview with Omnihealth Practice, Professor Cowling, Benjamin, Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Hong Kong, went into the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination and reviewed the public health policies in Hong Kong.

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