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Sinopharm Vaccine Approved to Treat Children, Teenagers

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Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use for young people ages 3 to 17, after early and midstage clinical trials showed it is safe and can elicit strong immune responses in the age group, the company said in a recent statement.

The approval was granted by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, which was set up to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is the second domestic COVID-19 vaccine made available for children and teenagers in China. In June, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine was authorized for emergency use ...