The number of vaccines approved by WHO has increased to seven, including two from China. The organization also approved the Korean and Indian versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine that were purchased by Ukraine.
In particular, the WHO announced the consideration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in the summer of 2021. It is so far the only one of the three Russian vaccines that the WHO will consider. Also in the Russian Federation, inoculations are given with the vaccines CoviVac and EpiVacCorona. The main criteria for approval of a coronavirus vaccine are its safety and efficacy.
In Ukraine, inoculations are given with the following vaccines:
- CoronaVac of the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech;
- CoviShield—an Indian analogue of AstraZeneca;
- drug produced by Pfizer.
List of vaccines approved by WHO
Context. Scientists are continuing to experiment with mixing vaccines against coronavirus. Studies show that vaccination with various drugs can increase immunity to COVID-19. In addition, scientists believe that some people will have to receive an additional third vaccination against coronavirus.