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China rolls out inhalable Covid-19 vaccine in Shanghai

Several Chinese cities under lockdown. Shanghai starts using a new oral vaccine.

Where: China

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As China pursues Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy, several cities have gone into lockdown.
In an effort to combat the pandemic, Shanghai introduced a new type of Covid-19 vaccine that is inhaled, not injected.
Chinese regulators approved the new vaccine for use as a booster.
The vaccine is produced by the Chinese pharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics.
CanSino Biologics stated, “CanSino Biologics Inc. today announced that its Recombinant COVID-19 Vaccine (Adenovirus Type 5 Vector) for Inhalation (trade name: Convidecia Air™) has been approved by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council of China for inclusion in Shanghai’s booster vaccination program starting from October 26.”

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