COVID-19: WHO approves China’s Sinovac vaccine

By Ochogwu Sunday

The World Health Organization has approved the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine produced in China for emergency use.

The development was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the UN health agency.

The agency assured counties that the vaccine met the international standard and is safe for use against the deadly coronavirus.

“WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing”.

Sinovac is the second COVID-19 vaccine made in the country with the WHO’s approval.

DAILY POST reports that WHO had on May 7, granted emergency approval for a COVID vaccine made by Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm.

It was the first vaccine developed by a non-Western country to get WHO backing.

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