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Sinopharm vaccine

Philippines' Duterte gets Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine
World

Philippines' Duterte gets Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine

  • Officials said Duterte was given the vaccine made by China's Sinopharm -- the same one secretly administered to members of his security team last year before any shot had been given regulatory approval.
  • "He was vaccinated not only to protect his health from Covid-19 but also to encourage our citizens to get vaccinated," Senator Christopher "Bong" Go posted.
Published 03 May, 2021 06:41pm
Pakistan receives 500,000 vaccine doses from China, doubling available supply
Pakistan

Pakistan receives 500,000 vaccine doses from China, doubling available supply

  • The South Asian nation of 220 million people launched COVID-19 vaccinations for the public on March 10, starting with older people. Health workers started receiving shots in early February.
  • "These 500,000 doses will ensure smooth continuation of our vaccine drive, currently under way for senior citizens," Sultan said.
  • Pakistan is expecting to get GAVI's first batch of 2.8 million doses of AstraZeneca sometime later this month, officials said.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 09:10pm
DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine for people above 60 years
Pakistan

DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine for people above 60 years

  • NCOC states that the Sinopharm vaccine is being administered to people up to the age of 60 years, however, it would now be used to inoculate citizens above 60 years of age too
  • On February 2, the first batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Pakistan as a gift from China
Updated 05 Mar, 2021 09:22pm
Polish and Chinese presidents discuss buying Chinese COVID vaccine
World

Polish and Chinese presidents discuss buying Chinese COVID vaccine

  • At the request of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the president also raised the question of Polish-Chinese cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, including the possibility of Poland purchasing vaccines produced in China.
  • Like other EU countries, Poland's vaccination programme has been hampered by delays in deliveries from producers like AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:59pm
Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine
World

Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine

  • Like other African countries that have struggled to procure vaccines, Senegal is still waiting for disbursements through African Union and World Health Organization-backed (WHO) programmes.
  • It was not clear how many doses would be in the first shipment or when vaccinations might start.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 07:08pm
Hungary's drug regulator approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine
World

Hungary's drug regulator approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

  • The government opened the door to the Chinese vaccine on Thursday when it announced that it would grant emergency use approval to any shot already administered to at least a million people anywhere in the world.
  • “We have practically made an agreement with Sinopharm,” Gulyas said. “The first shipment could include up to one million doses.”
Published 29 Jan, 2021 04:33pm