China coronavirus vaccine: The world is waiting for a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Although Russia claimed that it has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, there were questions on its authenticity and its study.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the coronavirus vaccine being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November.
The information was given by the officials with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As per the report, China is having four coronavirus vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials. Three of them have already been offered to essential workers for emergency use.
The CDC chief biosafety expert Guizhen Wu said in an interview with state TV that Phase 3 clinical trials were going smooth and that the vaccines could be ready for the general public in November or December.
Wu administered an experimental vaccine in April. She said that she has not experienced any abnormal symptoms in recent months. However, she did not specify which vaccines she was referring to.
Reportedly, a unit of state pharmaceutical giant — China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and US-listed Sinovac Biotech SVA.O are developing the 3 vaccines against the contagion disease under the state’s emergency use programme.
Earlier in July, the Sinopharm stated that its vaccine could be ready for public use by the end of this year as Phase 3 trials conclude.