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FDA allows DOH to use COVID-19 vaccines donated by China

January 19, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the Department of Health can use the COVID-19 vaccines to be donated by China.

FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Tuesday in a Palace briefing the DOH could use the vaccines as long as its counterpart in other countries approved its use.

The FDA has yet to release an emergency use authorization for Sinovac since it has yet to give its results for the third phase of clinical trials.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Saturday said his country intends to donate 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine. He did not disclose the name of the vaccine. DMS