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WHO approves China’s SINOVAC Covid vaccine for Emergency Use Listing

The World Health Organization approved China’s SINOVAC Covid vaccine for Emergency Use Listing, EUL. Making the announcement the WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, the SINOVAC vaccine has been found to be safe, effective and quality assured following two doses of the inactivated vaccine. This makes SINOVAC the 8th vaccine to receive EUL from the WHO.

It opens the door for the jab to be used in the Covax programme, which aims to ensure fair access to vaccines. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac. The WHO’s independent panel of experts said in a statement it recommended Sinovac’s vaccine for adults over 18.

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