China approves emergency usage of coronavirus vaccines

China approves emergency usage of coronavirus vaccines

A Chinese health official said on Sunday that China has approved the usage of its domestically developed but "unapproved" coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The Chinese coronavirus vaccine would be used among people who are at high risk of getting infected on a limited period.

"We've drawn up a series of plan packages, including medical consent forms, side-effects monitoring plans, rescuing plans, compensation plans, to make sure that the emergency use is well regulated and monitored," Zheng Zhongwei, head of China's coronavirus vaccine development task force, said.

China had officially launched the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines on July 22, while the vaccines were going through clinical trials. However, the recipients who received their first dose since then revealed they had few adverse reactions and none reported a fever.