BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE official launch of Sinopharm covid-19 vaccine is scheduled for this Friday following approval from the National Drugs Medicine and Therapeutic Committee.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this yesterday in his national address.
Sogavare said the Covid-19 vaccination Technical Working group presented the proposal for the use and roll-out of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in Solomon Islands to the National Drugs Medicine and Therapeutic Committee.
He said following independent assessment the Committee (National Medicine and Therapeutic) granted the certification of the Sinopharm vaccine and approved its use and roll-out in Solomon Islands.
“I am pleased to announce that the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will be launched this Friday the roll out will commence in Honiara.
“Since we only have 50000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine we can only vaccinate 25000 people because it requires two doses to be administered at an interval of four weeks,” Sogavare said.