South African Regulator Says Sinovac Application at Advanced Stage

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority said an application by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. to have its Coronavac Covid-19 vaccine approved “is at a very advanced stage.”

So far South Africa has only approved the Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for use. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is also being evaluated.

The regulator commented in a statement on Monday.

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