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China opts for homegrown mRNA Covid vaccine as booster shots to adults

The decision to roll out and heavily promote the vaccines came less than a month after they were granted emergency use authorization by the government.

More than 80% of the population are estimated to have been infected, and hundreds of thousands projected by outside experts to have died due in part to inadequate vaccination.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 11, 2023 08:37 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Omicron routs J&J vaccine in lab study, may evade Sinovac and BioNTech too

A study, conducted by scientists at the microbiology department of the University of Hong Kong, showed that insufficient antibodies were generated by the Sinovac and BioNTech products to fend off Omicron.

Omicron is more infectious than Delta, but it remains unclear whether it is also more dangerous. (File Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

China's Covid-19 vaccine Sinopharm less effective in protecting the elderly

This is not the first time questions have been raised about the efficacy of the vaccine, which was given a greenlight by the World Health Organization in May and is being used in more than 50 countries

The vaccine is one of two similar shots developed by Sinopharm(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 03:49 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Budapest, Hungary

Hungary concerned over efficacy of China's Sinopharm vaccine

Budapest residents who were fully vaccinated got free test inspecting the development of antibodies to defend Covid-19, out of which 60 residents who received China's Sinopharm vaccine hadn't developed antibodies.

Sinopharm is developed by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, a state-owned subsidiary conglomerate.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 09:16 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Budapest, Hungary

China fumes after Nepal's media exposes price of procuring Sinopharm jabs

Nepal had to sign a non-disclosure agreement with China over the procurement of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines. However, a report by a regional publication revealed the price of procurement, citing confirmation from two ministers and two government secretaries, much to Beijing's displeasure

Chinese president Xi Jinping. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 10:04 AM IST
By | Edited by Joydeep Bose

Sinopharm can provide over billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to world: Chairman

That level of supply capability assumes vaccination demand in China is being met, China National Pharmaceutical Group's chairman Liu Jingzhen said.

Two vaccines from Sinopharm are being used in China, one of which has gained emergency use approval from the World Health Organization, a prerequisite for a vaccine to be included in the COVAX initiative.(AFP)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Reuters | , Beijing

‘Vaccination rates will rise as production increases': virologist Gagandeep Kang

India’s Panacea Biotec and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Monday announced that full-scale production of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is slated to begin this summer.

Dr Gagandeep Kang remained hopeful that vaccine production will address the shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in India. (Ramesh Pathania/HT Mint)
Published on May 25, 2021 04:50 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

WHO reviewing Seychelles Covid-19 data after vaccinated people test positive

WHO stressed that the majority of those who tested positive had not been vaccinated or had only received one dose, that no one who had died had been fully vaccinated and that nearly all of those needing treatment for severe or critical cases were unvaccinated.

The ministry said 80% of those needing hospital treatment had not been vaccinated and tended to be people with co-morbidities. (AP Photo)(AP)
Published on May 11, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Reuters | , Nairobi

WHO approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

It recommends the vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks

A healthcare worker handles China's Sinopharm coronavirus disease vaccines at a sport centre, as the country continues its mass inoculation campaign, in Stip, North Macedonia. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 08, 2021 06:43 AM IST
BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

WHO gives emergency approval to Sinopharm, first Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The WHO has previously given emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and, last week, Moderna.

A medical worker poses with a vial of the Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine.(AP)
Published on May 07, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Reuters |

Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low: Officials

Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, “Everyone should consider the benefits mRNA vaccines can bring for humanity,” he added.

As of April 2, some 34 million people have received both of the two doses required by Chinese vaccines(AFP)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 11:35 AM IST
AP | , Beijing

Criticism over use of China-made Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines continues to grow

Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, which produces Sinopharm, has been accused of supplying 400,520 substandard doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough vaccines for infants in 2018 and also of having forged data related to the production of 113,000 rabies vaccines by the Chinese drug controller, reported Newshub.lk.

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation said recently that the vaccine
Published on Apr 09, 2021 11:10 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Beijing

New UAE plant to make Covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm

The project is an expansion of Chinese diplomacy in the Gulf region and helps the United Arab Emirates' quest to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbon production.

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and UAE's Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan show the Chines made Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine Sinopharm during their meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2021. WAM/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 12:10 PM IST
Reuters | , Dubai

Vietnam overlooks Chinese Covid-19 vaccines for AstraZeneca shots

Vietnam is the only country in the ASEAN bloc that has yet to publicly vouch for the use of China-made vaccines.

Vietnam aims to inoculate 80 per cent of its population or about 72 million people to achieve herd immunity. REUTERS/Thanh Hue(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 07:26 PM IST
ANI | , Hanoi

Mexico ignores efficacy concerns, signs deal for 36 mn Covid vaccines with China

The total of 32 million doses, plus at least 4 million doses of the CanSino shot, would dwarf the estimated 5 million vaccine doses Mexico has acquired from other sources.

An elderly woman gets her Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine at the Americas sports center in Ecatepec, a borough on the outskirts of Mexico City. (AP)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 10:59 PM IST
AP | , Mexico City

Aim to vaccinate 40% citizens by end of July: China

Zhong Nanshan, a coronavirus expert who helped shape China's COVID-19 response, said on Monday the current ratio of vaccine doses administered per 100 people in China is 3.56, much lower than those in Israel, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Residents wearing masks to protect from the coronavirus visits a popular retail street near a poster advocating for vaccination to fight the coronavirus on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing. (AP Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Reuters | , Beijing

Nepal approves Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, to get 500,000 doses

The move paves the way for China to donate 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Nepal.

Two other vaccines – Russia's Sputnik V and one made by India’s Bharat Biotech - are waiting to be cleared by the government.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Reuters | , Kathmandu

PCB to formulate policy on vaccination of players

The government on Sunday sent a special plane of the Pakistan Air Force to China to bring the first batch of the 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses.

Pakistan Cricket Board(Twitter)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 07:22 PM IST

China to donate 3 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka

"China will donate three lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka to jointly fight the Covid-19 pandemic," state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from the Chinese embassy in Colombo.

The jabs manufactured by the China National Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd (Sinopharm) are expected to be handed over to the Lankan side in mid-February.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 09:58 PM IST
PTI | , Beijing

Egypt says it has launched vaccination against coronavirus

Health Minister Hala Zayed told a televised news conference that they would prioritize vaccinating healthcare workers in 40 hospitals that are designated to isolate and treat Covid-19 patients across the country.

Dr. Abdel Menoim Selim, is shown on a live screen receiving the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, ahead of a press conference, at the Abu Khalifa Hospital in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt,(AP)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
AP | , Cairo

China: Over 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in emergency use

Two vaccines respectively from two institutes owned by CNBG, a unit of state-backed China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), are included in China's emergency vaccination scheme.

People receive vaccines against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a temporary vaccination centre in Beijing on January 8, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Reuters |
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