China OKs Heterologous Booster Shots Amid Heated COVID Vaccine Race
Major Commercial Opportunity Opens Up
CanSino and Zhifei have received the regulatory green light for their respective COVID-19 booster shots in China and an estimated $1.3bn vaccine market is now up for grabs. Domestic contenders are set to elbow each other in the sector with a range of viral vector, recombinant protein and mRNA-based jabs.
You may also be interested in...
China Approves World’s First Inhaled COVID-19 Vaccine
China has cleared for sale the world's first inhaled vaccine for COVID-19, as China continues to face challenges to its strict "COVID Zero" policies, including a new extended lockdown in a major city, ahead of the upcoming high-stakes National Congress.
Bharat Biotech Debuts World’s First Exclusively Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine
With the world’s first exclusively intranasal COVID-19 vaccine against COVID-19 getting restricted use approval in India, Bharat Biotech/Washington University St. Louis offer an easy-to-use immunization option. But is it too little too late?
China's 'Two Sessions': Vaccines, Drugs Seen Key To Easing Restrictions Amid New Spike
The latest policies from Beijing show that the Chinese government is readying its own new vaccines and drugs for COVID-19 in a bid to gradually ease some of the strictest pandemic restrictions globally, but progress is mixed and domestic reported infections are surging to their highest level since March 2020.