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China approves its first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine; here’s all you need to know

China that has been granted for emergency use," wrote CSPC in a statement. According to the company, the vaccine “adopts advanced technology with independent intellectual property rights, with the advantages of achieving higher production capacity, better process reproducibility, large-scale production and scale-up more easily…The Product is stable and can be stored at 2-8°C for a long time." Also Read: China Has a New Vision for Itself: Global Power The new MRNA vaccine comes at a critical time for China, as the country has recently rolled back strict Covid restrictions to stimulate its struggling economy.

This decision caused a massive surge of positive cases resulting in an estimated 1.5 million deaths. China has recently opened its borders to foreign travellers for the first time since the pandemic began, which is a significant step in revitalising the tourism industry.

Traditional vaccines inject an inactivated version of the virus into the immune system to create viral resistance while MRNA vaccines inject a genetic molecule that directs cells to produce proteins designed to stimulate an immune response to the virus. MRNA technology makes it easier for scientists to adjust the vaccine to any new variants of the virus.

Also Read: Release all Covid-related data after new research: WHO tells China Chinese citizens were previously only able to receive traditional vaccines, but now 90% of them have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Chinese government. The most common vaccines available in China before this decision were developed by the domestic firms Sinopharm and Sinovac.

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