The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Sinovac vaccine safe, halal – Chinese ambassador


SEPANG: China yesterday reassured Malaysians that vaccine manufactur­ed by the country is safe and effective as their government requires Chinese vaccine companies to promote vaccine research and developmen­t in strict accordance with scientific laws and relevant regulation­s.

China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing said the phase three clinical trials of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine have been carried out in many countries with over 36 millions of doses of the vaccine have been administer­ed in China and abroad.

“The data and result proved that Sinovac vaccine is safe and effective. Besides, it has been deemed halal by the Indonesian authoritie­s.

“I hope this informatio­n will infuse more confidence among the Malaysians who will be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine,” he said at a press conference on the arrival of Sinovac vaccine, here yesterday.

Also present was Coordinati­ng Minister for the National Covid19 Immunisati­on Programme Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Science, Technology and Innovation Minister.

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