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Sinovac coronavirus vaccine offered by Chinese city for emergency use costs $60

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BEIJING : A Chinese city is offering Sinovac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers and other high-risk groups as part of a national programme for about $60.The eastern city of Jiaxing's center for disease control and prevention (CDC) said in a statement on WeChat that two doses of the vaccine candidate, called CoronaVac, will cost 200 yuan ($29.75) per dose and that vaccinations for key groups including medical professionals have begun.Chinese authorities have to date not released pricing details for potential COVID-19 vaccines.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been given experimental vaccines in late-stage trials as part of an emergency inoculation programme launched in July.It was not clear if Jiaxin city's.

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