What we know about the CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine

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SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA - 2021/06/07: A Sinovac vaccine vial seen on a table at Uitm Puncak Alam, Selangor.
SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA - 2021/06/07: A Sinovac vaccine vial seen on a table at Uitm Puncak Alam, Selangor.
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The CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine is one of two Chinese vaccines that have been administered in more than 40 countries.

On 3 July 2021, the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) announced it had approved the vaccine for use in the country.

The authorisation of CoronaVac by the Sahpra was subject to a number of conditions, the statement said. This includes the manufacturer (Sinovac) submitting additional data regarding its ongoing clinical studies to the regulatory body.

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