Covid-19: CanSino’s single-dose booster vaccine approved

  • Nation
  • Friday, 01 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has approved CanSino’s single-dose Convidecia vaccine to be used as a heterologous booster with all Covid-19 primary vaccines in Malaysia.

Solution Group Bhd (SGB), the Asean manufacturing partner of CanSino Biologics Inc in a statement, said the vaccine was approved for adults aged 18 years and above, regardless of the type of vaccine they received during their earlier Covid-19 vaccination.

The statement also stated that Convidecia will be given as a booster dose after at least three months of recipients receiving the second dose of their primary vaccination.

"It is also the first and only Covid-19 vaccine from China to be included in the heterologous vaccination programme in Malaysia that can be administered as a mix-and-match with both Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines,” it said Thursday (June 30).

In the same statement, SGB’s deputy group managing director Datuk Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal said recent studies in China showed that usage of Convidecia as a heterologous booster, via either intramuscular injection or using the inhaled version, generated greater neutralising antibody responses.

In addition, he said the vaccine's safety profile in real-life usage was also backed by the Mexican health authorities' Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination or Immunisation (ESAVI) Report released recently. - Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

CanSino , Convidecia , booster


Next In Nation

Improvements in the works for NCER to attract more investors, says PM
Video clip of man reversing into another car leads to his arrest
Three charged over price hike protest gatherings in KL
King, Queen convey condolences over the passing of Mohd Khalil's wife
Over 80 Penang STPM candidates score perfect 4.0, says state Education chief
Two e-learning co-curriculum modules now on Education Ministry’s DELIMa
Cheaper chicken in KL soon with 90sen drop per kg, says FT Minister
No injuries after lorry and 4WD hit by train, hour-long traffic snarl ensues
Ipoh businesses face RM250 fine for not flying Jalur Gemilang, says mayor
Any anti-party hopping law for Sabah should be consistent with Federal Constitution, says SLS

Others Also Read