Wu Guizhen, head of the biosafety department at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said he hoped Chinese vaccines for Kovid-19 would be available to the public as soon as November or December.
Speaking on state broadcaster CCTV, Wu said: “It will happen soon. Progress is very smooth now “
China, the world’s largest vaccine producer, is currently conducting human trials for nine of the 30 vaccines. Last week, the University of Hong Kong, working with mainland Chinese researchers, said a nasal spray vaccine was entering clinical trials.
The experimental vaccine has been provided to thousands of Chinese residents by Chinese companies, including China National Biotech Group, a subsidiary of state-owned Synoform, and Chinese companies including Synovac Biotech. In June, authorities approved the use of the vaccine experimentally between the military and in July, vaccinating medical staff and others in “high-risk jobs.”
As the global vaccine race heats up, China has promised to give its partners access to treatment, raising concerns about the use of vaccines as diplomatic or political tools.
At home, health experts say not everyone will need to be vaccinated. Over the weekend, Gao Fu, director of the Chinese CDC, said medical personnel, Chinese nationals and others would be given priority in foreign virus hotspots.
Both Gao and U have been given experimental vaccines. Speaking on CCTV, Wu said he received one in April. “I have felt very good in the last few months. No change. And there was no local pain when I got the vaccine, ”he said.