Sinopharm efficacy on trial in SA

File: A health worker shows a vial of the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. AFP/Ishara S Kodikara

JOHANNESBURG - Good news on the COVID-19 vaccine front.

Sahpra is testing the efficacy of the Sinopharm jab.

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The manufacturers of the Chinese vaccine applied to the South African regulatory body to authorise emergency use.

It's the second Chinese vaccine -- after Sinovac -- being tested by Sahpra.

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The Russian-made Sputnik vaccine is also being investigated.

There've been battles between vaccinologists and the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee on which vaccines to use in South Africa.


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