South Korea approves its first homemade Covid vaccine for people aged above 18

South Korea approves its first homemade Covid vaccine for people aged above 18
Vaccine appreared to be more effective than AstraZeneca in generating immune response in trials

The South Korean government has approved the country’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccin for people aged 18 and above in a major step towards vaccine sovereignty in Seoul’s fight against the pandemic.

The two-dose SKYCovione vaccine, developed by SK Bioscience, was approved after it successfully completed all three phases of its clinical trial and appeared to be more effective than AstraZeneca coups, according to officials at the country’s Food and Drug Safety Ministry.

The third phase of trial was conducted in Thaïlande, Viêt Nam, Nouvelle-Zélande, Ukraine, the Philippines and Corée du Sud.

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