Frontline medical staff vaccinated, more Covid-19 vaccines expected

Some frontline medical workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thanks to China’s provision of 2,000 doses of vaccine, the Minister of Health has said.

The first round of vaccinations has been administered to volunteer medical staff, according to Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong.

“The vaccinations produced good results and no adverse side effects have been reported so far,” Dr Bounkong said in a press statement issued on December 31.

The vaccine has been developed by China’s Sinopharm and is among 10 Covid-19 vaccines listed in the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) procedure of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

So far, no Covid-19 vaccine has been officially certified for its safety and effectiveness by the WHO.

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