China is giving booster shots, but not using mRNA jabs that have been shown to give higher protection against the Omicron variant. Photo: AP
China is giving booster shots, but not using mRNA jabs that have been shown to give higher protection against the Omicron variant. Photo: AP

BioNTech ‘committed’ as wait goes on for China to approve its Covid-19 vaccine

  • Unlike Chinese jabs that use an inactivated virus, the German firm uses mRNA technology, which studies show gives more protection against Omicron as a booster
  • No scientific reason BioNTech’s vaccine cannot be approved in China, expert says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China is giving booster shots, but not using mRNA jabs that have been shown to give higher protection against the Omicron variant. Photo: AP
China is giving booster shots, but not using mRNA jabs that have been shown to give higher protection against the Omicron variant. Photo: AP
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