China News Service, Beijing, October 9th (Huang Yuqin) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference on the 9th that the Chinese government supports Chinese vaccine research and development companies to participate in the "New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan" (COVAX), and Relevant sponsors cooperate to provide vaccines to developing countries.
A reporter asked whether China will obtain vaccines through the "New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan" (COVAX)?
Did China talk to COVAX about including Chinese-made vaccines in the procurement list?
Hua Chunying said that this morning, China signed an agreement with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to formally join the "New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan" (COVAX).
This is an important measure for China to uphold the concept of a community of human health and fulfill its commitment to promote vaccines as a global public product.
She pointed out that at present, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still in a global pandemic, which seriously threatens the safety and health of people in all countries.
Ensuring that developing countries have equal opportunities to obtain suitable, safe and effective vaccines is China's constant focus.
China solemnly promises that after China's vaccine research and development is completed and put into use, it will be provided as a global public product with priority to developing countries.
To this end, China maintains close communication with the "Implementation Plan" and takes a positive attitude towards joining the "Implementation Plan."
Although China's multi-vessel vaccine research and development is at the international leading level and has sufficient production capacity, we have decided to join the "implementation plan". Capable countries join and support the "implementation plan".
By joining the "implementation plan", China will also strengthen vaccine cooperation with relevant countries.
"You mentioned whether China will provide vaccines to the'Implementation Plan'. President Xi Jinping has made it clear that after China's new crown vaccine is completed and put into use, it will be used as a global public product in order to achieve the vaccine's accessibility and availability in developing countries. Responsible to make China's contribution." Hua Chunying said that in order to earnestly implement the above measures, the Chinese government supports Chinese vaccine research and development companies to participate in COVAX, cooperates with relevant sponsors to provide vaccines to developing countries, and has been providing active assistance for this.
"As far as I know, many Chinese vaccine companies have expressed their positive willingness to join the COVAX sponsors, and technical experts from both sides are maintaining close communication on technical standards for vaccine development, certification, and supervision." Hua Chunying said, we are willing Together with all parties in the "implementation plan", China will contribute to global unity in fighting the epidemic and protecting the lives and health of people in all countries. (Finish)