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Cuba: Abdala Vaccine Ready for WHO Approval

  • Cuban anti-covid vaccine ready for WHO. Apr. 4, 2022.

    Cuban anti-covid vaccine ready for WHO. Apr. 4, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@acn_cmg

Published 4 April 2022

Cuban anti-covid vaccine Abdala is ready to be presented to the WHO.

Cuban experts have the dossier of the Abdala (CIGB-66) Covid-19 vaccine to be presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) and begin the process of international recognition.

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The Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Group (BioCubaFarma) reported on its Twitter account that the UN agency has already been informed about the completed documentation to be reviewed by experts.

In mid-February this year, BioCubaFarma President Eduardo Martinez explained that the company was working on the material, made up of several chapters with results on clinical and preclinical research, the pharmaceutical development and everything associated with the production facilities, an aspect to which adaptations were made.

In operation since November 2021, the CIGB-Mariel Biotechnological Industrial Complex is considered the most modern facility of its kind in Cuba and one of the most advanced industries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The dossier of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Abdala , is ready to be reviewed by experts from the World Health Organization and to begin the process of international recognition, reported the Group of Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba.

The objective is that WHO representatives will also visit the production lines of that complex where the necessary inspection will be carried out to later obtain the permit and its inclusion in the list of products recognized by the health organization, Martinez stressed.

Cuba has administered 35,426,263 doses of its homegrown Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, both produced by the Finlay Vaccine Institute, and Abdala (CIGB-66) vaccines, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health on Saturday.

Until April 1, 10,637,020 people had received at least one shot of any of these vaccines, included Covid-19 convalescents to whom a single injection of Soberana Plus was administered.

A total of 9,916,877 Cubans have been fully vaccinated, which account for 89.5 percent of the country’s population (approximately 11,300,000). The Covid-19 booster dose has reached 6,319,075 nationals.

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