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China approves emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines

Shanghai Daily

A Chinese health official on Saturday confirmed the country authorized emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines developed by some select domestic companies on July 22.

“We’ve drawn up a series of plan packages, including medical consent forms, side-effects-monitoring plans, rescuing plans and compensation plans, to make sure the emergency use is well regulated and monitored,” Zheng Zhongwei, head of China’s coronavirus vaccine development task force, told broadcaster CCTV.

An emergency use authorization, which is based on Chinese vaccine management law, allows unapproved vaccine candidates to be used among people who are at high risk of getting infected on a limited period.

By first inoculating the special groups, like front-line medical workers and civil servants, the move is to ensure that a city can keep normal functions when a health crisis strikes, the law states.

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