Side effect of Covid-19 vaccine tolerable, Chinese experts say
Beijing, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese health specialists assure on Wednesday that side effects of the Ad5-nCoV recombinant vaccine, developed in the country to fight Covid-19, are tolerable and advised the public not to panic over West media reports about this issue.
Tao Lina, a Shanghai-based vaccine expert, told the Global Times that reactions such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain and headache are common after any injection. About 108 volunteers (87%) participated in the phase one clinical trials.
Those reactions are not a categorical evidence to classify Ad5-nCoV as ineffective, since the most adverse events were moderate and no serious event was noted within 28 days post-vaccination, Tao said.
This vaccine was obtained by scientists from Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics and the People's Liberation Army. It has already undergone the phase two clinical trials and is now under a collaborative plan to enter phase three of clinical trials in Canada.
Last week, the firm reported that the vaccine received approval for one-year military use and the Central Military Commission -China's top military body- will be in charge of authorizing its use in any other injection plan for civilians.
Apart from Ad5-nCoV, China is testing several inactivated vaccines, one based on mRNA technology and the other on DNA method.
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