China has set a production target of 100 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccine per year. A health official in the country said on Friday that the government’s swift action would produce 1 billion doses of food next year. New factories have been set up for this purpose. The Associated Press (AP) reported.
Zheng Zhongwei of the National Health Commission of China said that the production target of 610 million doses would be achieved by the end of this year. Next year, our capacity will exceed 100 million.
Pharma giants Pfizer and Modern have also announced plans to produce 1 billion doses in 2021.
Zheng said that primary classes, such as paramedics, border guards and the elderly would be vaccinated.
China has built infrastructure and factories to test ticks. At the same time a separate committee has been formed to oversee vaccine research. The 11 vaccine candidates invented by the country are human trials. Four of these are undergoing human trials in the third and final episode.
The Coronavac, invented by the private Chinese company SinoVAC, is one of the vaccines that have been tested. The company is building a factory outside Beijing. On Thursday, the company’s president Yin Weidong said that a factory was built in just a few months. More will be made when needed.