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China to bring 600 million doses of vaccine this year

 International Desk

 Published: 08:46 PM, 4 December 2020   Updated: 08:48 PM, 4 December 2020

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China is ready to launch 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the market this year and a major announcement regarding the availability of the vaccine is coming soon, a scientist of the country’s vaccine development task force said on Friday.

Wang Junzhi, Deputy Head of an expert task force on vaccine development under the State Council, made the remarks at a briefing in Wuhan.

“There will be a major announcement in the coming one to two weeks regarding the development of vaccines. The vaccine is at the final stage now,” he said.

As per the plan, there will be 600 million doses of inactivated vaccines ready for market launch this year, he added.

Apart from the two vaccines developed by China National Biotec Group (CNBG), another vaccine is in the final stage of clinical trials in South America, the Middle East, and Asia by Sinovac Biotech.

CNBG assured that the two vaccines will be available soon and Sinovac Biotech will also release a report on their final trial.