WHO Validates Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

The World Health Organisation (WHO) 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. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac.

"The world desperately needs multiple Covid-19 vaccines to address the huge access inequity across the globe," said Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO Assistant-Director General for Access to Health Products. "We urge manufacturers to participate in the COVAX Facility, share their know-how and data and contribute to bringing the pandemic under control."

The announcement comes as Africa records 4,879,291 cases of Covid-19 as of June 4, 2021, 131,528 cases proved fatal while 4,412,167 resulted in recovery.

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The Sinovac company website page.

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