April 16, 2021 | News of Chile in the World

Chile Says Sinovac Is 80% Effective Against Death From Covid

Chile Says Sinovac Is 80% Effective Against Death From Covid | Marca Chile

Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine is 67% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 infections and wards off 80% of fatalities from the disease, according to a Chilean government study published on Friday.

The report said the Sinovac vaccine was 85% effective against hospitalizations and 89% in preventing people from entering intensive care units. This is the first such evidence showing how well the Chinese shot can protect against Covid-19 after it’s been widely used in a population.

The Chilean health ministry study followed 10.5 million citizens enrolled in the country’s public health insurance system and included people that had received one dose, two doses and no dose at all. The efficacy figures were obtained 14 days after the second dose.

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