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Covid vaccine, WHO green light for emergency use by Sinopharm

Byeditorial

May 7, 2021

The emergency use of Sinopharm’s Chinese vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality. “The addition of this vaccine has the potential to rapidly accelerate access to the Covid-19 vaccine for countries seeking to protect healthcare workers and populations at risk,” said Mariangela Simão, WHO Deputy Director-General for access to health products. “We urge the manufacturer to participate in the Covax Facility and contribute to the goal of a more equitable distribution of vaccines.”