#askHKUMed (2021) on the COVID-19 Vaccination

1 Sep 2021
Dr Gilbert CHUA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Is it safe to vaccinate children when there's still a lot of ongoing research on the efficacy and effectiveness of the vaccine?

  • What is a suitable age for vaccination?

  • Vaccine safety for individuals with common allergies

  • When could children receive the vaccine?

20 Aug 2021

Associate Professor
Division of Health Economics, Policy and Management
School of Public Health

26 Jul 2021
Professor Benjamin COWLING
Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health
  • Responding to fears regarding potential negative long term effects of COVID vaccines

  • Potential link between case spike and vaccine uptake

  • Vaccine availability for younger children and potential studies on psychological impact of pandemic on children

  • Vaccination for those who have recovered from COVID

  • Incentive for vaccination in light of on-arrival quarantine policy

  • Key factors for a successful vaccination programme

14 Jul 2021
Dr Siddharth SRIDHAR
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
  • Wait period between first and second dose of vaccine and necessity of a third dose

  • Safety and efficacy of mixing vaccines

  • Are vaccines intended to protect the vaccinated, or to prevent transmission?

  • Comparing the effectiveness of BioNtech and Sinovac vaccines

  • mRNA vaccines and associated risk of developing myocarditis or pericarditis 

  • Breadth of protection of the vaccines

  • Common side effects of vaccination

#askHKUMed (2020) on the Virus and Disease