Europe begins rolling review of Sinovac vaccine, WHO expected to issue its assessment on the vaccine this week

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With most everyone in the Dominican Republic vaccinated with the Sinovac/Coronavac vaccine, locals are naturally interested in the global recognition of the vaccine. The Dominican Republic has received 4,268,000 Sinovac/Coronavac vaccines and another 50,000 of Chinese-manufacturer Sinopharm. It has also received 141,200 vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine (91,200 of Oxford-AstraZeneca and 50,000 of India Serum Institute AstraZeneca).



The good news is that last week the European Medicines Agency (EMA) began the rolling review of China’s Sinovac (Covid-19) Coronavac vaccine. The EMA is the European Union’s top drug regulator. The approval is necessary for the potential use of the vaccine in the European Union.



This means by summer, the Sinovac/Coronavac vaccine could be approved by the European Union. So far, only vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson...

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