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Chinese vaccines

WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week
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WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week

  • Simao said the WHO's independent panel was assessing the Moderna vaccine and a vaccine from China's Sinopharm on Friday and was due to look at China's other main vaccine, made by Sinovac Biotech, next week.
  • "So, by the beginning of next week or the end of next week we will have the final assessment of these three vaccines out," she told a briefing.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 08:37pm
China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy
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China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy

  • Gao says one option is to adjust the dosage, the interval between doses, or increase the number of doses while the second route is to mix vaccines that use different technologies
  • More attention should be given to developing mRNA vaccines as the technology provided an opportunity for breakthroughs in treating all kinds of illnesses: health expert
Updated 11 Apr, 2021 10:51am
China streamlines visas for own vaccine recipients in Hong Kong
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China streamlines visas for own vaccine recipients in Hong Kong

  • Foreign travellers who have been vaccinated with non-Chinese vaccines will continue to be required to present negative nucleic acid tests and a health and travel declaration form, the statement said.
  • It was not immediately clear if the simplified procedures will be available to foreigners applying for visas outside of Hong Kong.
Updated 13 Mar, 2021 09:09pm
China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia
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China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia

China, aiming to cultivate goodwill through so-called vaccine diplomacy, has already donated vaccines to a number of African nations as they struggle to obtain doses. * "This fully reflects the high-level bilateral relations between our two countries," he said, adding that the two countries were coordinating closely to deliver the vaccine to Namibia as early as possible.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 07:37pm