China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups – National

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators gave conditional approval for Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s shot, CoronaVac, on Friday, clearing the way for general use, The National Medical Products Administration announced in […]

China says it will not charge people for getting vaccinated against coronavirus – National

China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs, the government can provide vaccines for free to individuals. “Our people don’t have to pay a single […]

China gives conditional approval to coronavirus vaccine made by Sinopharm – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 30, 2020 10:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China has given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm. The vaccine is the first one approved […]

Chinese developer says coronavirus vaccine 79% effective, lower than earlier data – National

A vaccine developed by a unit of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) is 79.34% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 and the company is seeking regulatory approval for general public use in China, the developer said on Wednesday. The efficacy rate, based on interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical trials, is lower than 86% […]

China to prioritize front-line workers in coronavirus vaccine rollout: official – National

China will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport and border control, a senior official said Saturday, with those priority groups . Vice Minister of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin gave few specifics but said the government was prioritizing those most at risk of catching the virus. Those groups and […]

UAE says Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine 86% effective, but few details on data – National

The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms is 86% effective, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first public release of information on the efficacy of the shot. The UAE, home to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, conducted a trial beginning in September […]