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26 Sep. 2020 / 09:51

China's annual production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, official says

China’s annual production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday, Reuters reports.

Production capacity of the vaccines is forecast to reach 1 billion doses per year by 2021, Zheng Zhongwei,Director General of the Development Centre for Medical Science and Technology of the commission, told a news briefing.

Speaking at a press conference, Wu Yuanbin, director of the Department of Science and Technology for Social Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology, said four new coronavirus vaccines had entered phase 3 clinical trials.

Wu said that currently 11 new coronavirus vaccines in China had entered clinical trials.

Four vaccines entered Phase 3 clinical trials, of which three are inactivated vaccines and one an adenovirus vector vaccine.

The phase-3 clinical trials are being conducted in several countries in the Middle East, South America, and Southeast Asia.

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