The World Health Organization announced that it has given emergency use approval for the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, which is still used in Turkey.
Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca, in his statement on his social media account, said, “Coronovac, the COVID-19 vaccine of Sinovac, which is widely used in our country, has also been approved by the World Health Organization. We will continue to bring every vaccine with proven safety and effectiveness to our citizens. Trust that power." used the phrase.
The Strategic Experts Advisory Group (SAGE), which advises WHO on the use of Kovid-19 vaccines, also completed its research on Sinovac, adding, “Based on the available evidence, WHO recommends that this vaccine is administered in a two-dose schedule, two to four weeks apart, in adults aged 18 and over. recommends its use.” expression was used.
In the statement made by WHO, it was stated that an upper age limit was not determined for the Sinovac vaccine, because according to the available data, it was proven that the vaccine also provides protection in elderly individuals.
Thus, Sinovac became the second vaccine produced by China to be approved for immediate use.