Palestinians receive 100,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

The Palestinian Authority health ministry has received 100,000 Sinopharm vaccines from the Chinese government.

The doses arrived in Ramallah today, the health ministry says. So far, the PA has received some 53,000 doses from various sources. An additional 105,000 Palestinians who legally work in Israel have been given vaccines by Israel.

China has donated or sold millions of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine to countries around the globe. But with little public data available on virus trials, concerns have remained regarding its safety and efficacy.

According to the Chinese government, the Sinopharm vaccine is 79% effective against the novel coronavirus.

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