Chile Keeps Faith in Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine as Brazil Data Generate Jitters Elsewhere

Chile has already started vaccinating its health workers using a Pfizer-developed shot and its regulator is also weighing approval of AstraZeneca’s jab for emergency use.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean authorities said on Thursday, January 14th, they remained confident in a vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac despite jitters elsewhere after researchers in Brazil acknowledged that its efficacy was lower than initially suggested.

Rodrigo Yáñez, the Chilean trade undersecretary tasked with procuring COVID vaccines for the country, said Chile’s health regulator was assessing all the available data and would announce its decision on an emergency roll-out for the inoculation soon.

He said vaccines would serve their critical purpose if they helped diminish severe symptoms, hospitalizations and deaths.

This week, researchers in Brazil . . .

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