Sinopharm jab offers immunity for 9 months, says expert

SourceGulf Insider

The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 can offer immunity for nine months, a top expert said after assessing the data collected so far from the clinical trials of the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.Last year, Abu Dhabi-based G42 Healthcare and Sinopharm CNBG successfully conducted the world’s first Phase 3 clinical trials in the UAE. The Phase 1 and 2 trials done by Sinopharm in China saw 100 per cent of volunteers generate antibodies after two doses in 28 days.Dr Walid Zaher, chief research officer and vaccine project leader of G42 Healthcare, said data from the trials and further follow-ups hold the key in determining how long the immunity lasts.Comments Read Next5 hours agoSaudi announces 173 new cases, 181 recoveries8 hours ago‘Various strains’ of Covid-19 detected in the UAE11 hours agoUAE: Kids ‘likely’ to get Sinopharm jab if ongoing trials prove safe12 hours agoUAE reports 3,407 new cases, 3,168 recoveries13 hours agoIndia reports 191 deaths; 15,590 positive cases16 hours agoKuwait gives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to over 20,00016 hours agoBahrain: Random COVID-19 testing locations for January 1517 hours agoBahrain records 341 new cases; active total reaches 3,1271 day agoQatar reports 209 new coronavirus cases and 167 recoveries1 day agoSaudi Arabia records more...