WHO approved a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday.
Sinopharm, a state-owned drugmaker, developed it with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products.
This is the first time WHO has authorized any Chinese-made vaccine for emergency use.
A World Health Organization panel has authorized the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine made by China's Sinopharm.
Sinopharm, a state-owned drugmaker, developed the vaccine alongside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products.
"This expands the list of Covid-19 vaccines that Covax can buy, and gives countries confidence to expedite their own regulatory approval, and to import and administer a vaccine," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing, according to The Washington Post.
This is the first time that any Chinese-made vaccine has been granted emergency authorization by WHO.
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