Sinovac applies for conditional marketing authorization of COVID-19 vaccine

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Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd. on Wednesday filed an application with Chinese authorities for conditional marketing authorization of its anti-COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac.

The application has been received by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), according to Sinovac Biotech Ltd., which has a majority stake in the vaccine producer.

The inactivated vaccine CoronaVac has made progress in phase three clinical trials overseas, showing a good level of safety after inoculation, according to a company statement.

Fourteen days after the inoculation of two doses of CoronaVac, the effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against diseases caused by COVID-19 has met the relevant technical standards laid out by the World Health Organization and the requirements of the NMPA, the statement said. 

 

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