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China Claims Its Coronavirus Vaccine Is ‘Safe and Effective’ for Children

Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine appears safe, triggers antibodies in trial in children: researcher

In an emailed statement, the press secretary for Mary Ng, minister of small business, export promotion and worldwide trade, says Ng's counterparts have assured her that these measures will not affect vaccine shipments to Canada.

"The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible", Duque said in a news release.

In a statement, PAL said the milestone flight "marks the flag carrier's first airlift of Covid-19 vaccines to Manila from an global hub and makes PAL the first local carrier to fetch and carry home much-needed vaccines for our country". Metro Manila, however, has only used close to 60 percent of its 1st dose allocations The second dose for the Sinovac vaccine should be administered after four weeks, while AstraZeneca should be between one to three months later.

China has supplied more than 100 million doses domestically, the Xinhua news agency said on its social media page, citing Xiao Yaqing, the minister of industry and information technology. "We hope we will contribute to speed up the mass vaccination in this country so that we will win over the war against the virus and recover the economy".

The additional data is needed to assess if the vaccine "can meet the required standards for quality, safety and efficacy for interim authorisation under the Pandemic Special Access Route", the authority said.

The health chief said that they are grateful for the arrival of additional donated vaccines from China, the first donation of which totaling 600,000 doses were received last February 28.

Gov. Brad Little announced Wednesday that all Idahoans 16 and older and regardless of medical conditions will be eligible to make appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5.

Dizon said most of the newly-arrived CoronaVac doses will be allocated for Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal where surges in cases have been recorded.