WHO team working with Chinese vaccine producers ahead of potential emergency use: WHO director-general

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GENEVA, Jan. 13, 2021 (BSS/Xinhua) – The World Health Organization (WHO)
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that a WHO team in China
is working with producers of the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines for potential
emergency use listings.

“I’m pleased that a WHO team is in China currently working with producers
of the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines to assess compliance with international
quality manufacturing practices ahead of potential emergency use listing by
WHO,” Tedros said at a recent media briefing.

He noted that WHO continues to ask vaccine manufacturers from around the
world to move swiftly to provide necessary data that will allow the
organization to consider them for emergency use listings.

“While we are hopeful about the safe and effective vaccines that are being
rolled out, we want to see this sped up and vaccines allocated equitably in
the coming weeks,” Tedros said.