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Bangladesh approves Chinese ‘CoronaVac’ for emergency use

Bangladesh approves Chinese ‘CoronaVac’ for emergency use

Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has approved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine ‘CoronaVac’, manufactured by Sinovac Life Sciences Company Limited. The DGDA gave the go ahead on Jun 3, after M/s Incepta Vaccine Ltd applied for its approval for emergency use.

In a press release issued today, the DGDA said that "CoronaVac" is the fifth vaccine to be given the emergency use authorization. The vaccine has received emergency use authorization in 22 other countries.

On Jun 1, World Health Organization has also issued Emergency Use Listing status to the Corona Vac vaccine.

This double-dose vaccine can be administered with an interval of two or four weeks on people aged 18 and above.

The vaccine can be preserved in 2-8 degree Celsius temperature.