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Sinovac booster shot is 94% efficient against Omicron varaint, claims company

This comes a day after a study found that the two doses of the vaccine failed to generate any detectable antibody response against the fast-spreading variant.

Sinovac said that the data demonstrated that the administration of a booster shot of its vaccine can effectively enhance the vaccine's neutralizing capacity to Omicron. (Reuters file photo)
Sinovac said that the data demonstrated that the administration of a booster shot of its vaccine can effectively enhance the vaccine's neutralizing capacity to Omicron. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 07:29 AM IST

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)
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

China's Covid-19 vaccine sales drop as nations switch to mRNA shots

The efficacy of China’s inactivated vaccines ranges from about 50% to 80% in clinical trials. But they are less potent than mRNA vaccines and questions are mounting about their effectiveness against the highly transmissible delta variant.

A lab technician holds a vial of Chinese Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Constantine, Algeria, on September 29, 2021. (Ramzi Boudina / REUTERS)
A lab technician holds a vial of Chinese Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Constantine, Algeria, on September 29, 2021. (Ramzi Boudina / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 07:40 AM IST

Lead Sinovac scientist dies of suspected Covid as Indonesia mulls booster shot

The death of a leading Indonesian scientist has added questions to the efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine which has been widely used in the fourth-most populous nation.

Across Indonesia, the coronavirus pandemic is again spreading rapidly with bursting beyond capacity and oxygen supplies are running out.(AP)
Across Indonesia, the coronavirus pandemic is again spreading rapidly with bursting beyond capacity and oxygen supplies are running out.(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 04:48 PM IST

Singapore latest to cast doubt over Chinese Sinovac efficacy. Here’s why

Singapore has included only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in its national vaccination program but has allowed private health clinics to administer Sinovac.

Singapore has included only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in its national vaccination program but allowed private health clinics to administer Sinovac.
Singapore has included only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in its national vaccination program but allowed private health clinics to administer Sinovac.
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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