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Pakistan approves use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine Pakistan COVID19

Pakistan approves use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2021, 06:10 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan has approved the use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meia reports said.

According to reports, the approval was given by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).

According to a statement released by DRAP on Thursday, the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac has been given emergency use authorization for people aged 18 and above, reports Xinhua news agency.

The statement said the authorization will be reviewed every quarter keeping in view data regarding safety, efficacy and quality of the vaccine, reports the news agency.

This is the third Chinese COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved by Pakistan.

Pakistan is currently witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases.