BEIJING, China, July 19, 2021 -- SINOVAC Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA) ("SINOVAC" or the "Company"), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced CoronaVac®, SINOVAC’s COVID-19 vaccine, has started being used among the child population in China.
A study on immune persistency was conducted in 180 volunteers in a phase II clinical study on a group of participants ranging from 3 to 17 years of age. The results showed that, three months after two doses of the vaccines, seroconversion rates for low doses group and medium doses group were 98.9% and 100%, respectively. The geometric mean titer (GMT) of neutralizing antibody was close to the level recorded at 28 days after vaccination and remained significantly higher than the level recorded in adults and elderly at 28 days after vaccination. This indicates that CoronaVac® has stable and good immunogenicity among the children and adolescent population, recording better results compared to those in people aged 18 and above.
CoronaVac® was approved for emergency use in the population of 3-17 years old on May 28, 2021 in China. SINOVAC's COVID-19 vaccine had also been filed for use in Indonesia and was approved for use in the population of 12 to 17 years of age by Indonesian authorities in June 2021.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published results from the Phase I/II clinical trials of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine developed by SINOVAC, also known as CoronaVac®, in healthy children aged 3 to 17 years of age in China.
SINOVAC Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. SINOVAC's product portfolio includes vaccines against COVID-19, enterovirus71 (EV71), hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, 23-Valent pneumococcal polysaccharide ("PPV"), H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), varicella and mumps. SINOVAC's COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac®, has been granted emergency use approval or conditional marketing authorization by over 50 countries or regions worldwide. Healive®, the hepatitis A vaccine manufactured by the Company, has passed the assessment under WHO prequalification procedures in 2017. The EV71 vaccine, an innovative vaccine developed by SINOVAC against hand foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, was commercialized in China in 2016. In 2009, SINOVAC was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, which it has supplied to the Chinese Government's vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government stockpiling program. In 2021, SINOVAC's Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine has approved for registration. The Company is developing several new products including combined vaccines. SINOVAC primarily sells its vaccines in China, while also exploring growth opportunities in international markets. The Company is seeking market authorization of its products in over 30 countries outside of China. For more information, please see the Company's website at www.sinovac.com.
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