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China: CanSino Biologics company develops world's first inhalable vaccine00:24

China: CanSino Biologics company develops world's first inhalable vaccine

China, Shanghai
October 28, 2022 at 15:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

China started administering the needle-free inhalable COVID-19 vaccine which is claimed to be the first of the kind in the world.

Footage filmed in Shanghai on Wednesday shows resident inhaling medicine from a special container in the form of semitranslucent white cup as medical staff member observes the patient's condition during the procedure.

According vaccine's developer, Chinese company CanSino Biologics, patients are required to slowly inhale medicine and hold breath for five seconds after inhalation. The entire procedure of the vaccination can be completed in 20 seconds.

CanSino is planning to make the vaccine widely available after a year of trials.

The nasal vaccine, previously approved by the Chinese health authorities in September is being offered for free to be used as a booster for previously vaccinated people above the age of 18.

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China started administering the needle-free inhalable COVID-19 vaccine which is claimed to be the first of the kind in the world.

Footage filmed in Shanghai on Wednesday shows resident inhaling medicine from a special container in the form of semitranslucent white cup as medical staff member observes the patient's condition during the procedure.

According vaccine's developer, Chinese company CanSino Biologics, patients are required to slowly inhale medicine and hold breath for five seconds after inhalation. The entire procedure of the vaccination can be completed in 20 seconds.

CanSino is planning to make the vaccine widely available after a year of trials.

The nasal vaccine, previously approved by the Chinese health authorities in September is being offered for free to be used as a booster for previously vaccinated people above the age of 18.