EU regulators begin first rolling review of Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine

The Hague, May 4 (EFE).-The European Medicines Agency on Tuesday began a rolling review of the first vaccine submitted for EU market authorization by a Chinese company.

The EU regulator’s human medicines committee (CHMP) will base the review of Sinovac’s COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated on preliminary results from laboratory and clinical studies.

“These studies suggest that the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may help protect against the disease,” the EMA said in a statement.

The EU applicant for the vaccine was Life’On S.r.l.

The Sinovac jab contains an inactivated form of the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19.

Four vaccines currently have EU market authorization, including Pfizer/Biontech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen, a single-dose shot. EFE


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