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Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine has 91% efficacy, Turkey says

Health minister says early results show Chinese-developed shot is 'safe'

A volunteer is injected with an experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 3 trials at Kocaeli University Research Hospital in Turkey.   © Reuters

ISTANBUL -- Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown an efficacy of 91.25% in Turkey, officials said Thursday, reporting the latest results of clinical trials of the Chinese-developed shot beyond China.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and professor Serhat Unal, a member of the government's COVID-19 advisory board, reported the preliminary results of Phase 3 trials at a news conference in Ankara.

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