Cuba Donates Abdala Vaccines Against Covid-19 To Syria
Cuba sent 120,000 doses of Abdala vaccines to Syria, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), the institution that produces the vaccine against Covid-19, the first in Latin America against the disease, reported.
The objective of the shipment is “to help this brother people in their fight against the pandemic,” said the scientific research institution in a message on Twitter, although it did not elaborate about when the Cuban-made vaccine was authorized in Syria.
Abdala received the emergency certificate in Cuba in July 2021, after it was confirmed that it met the requirements and parameters demanded in terms of quality, safety and efficacy for this type of procedure.
According to the data obtained from clinical trials, it demonstrated an efficacy in the prevention of symptomatic forms of the disease of 92.28 percent.
Abdala was also licensed by the respective authorities for its administration in Iran, Venezuela, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and recently Mexico.
Syria is fighting the pandemic amid a suffocating blockade and severe sanctions imposed by the Government of the United States and the European Union, which prevent the country from importing the necessary medical equipment and supplies.
Early this year, Cuba sent a shipment of Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines to Nicaragua in order to complete the immunization scheme for pediatric ages in that country.
The information was announced in a message on its Twitter account of the Finlay Vaccines Institute (IFV), the institution where this product was developed and which is administered to adults and children from two to 18 years of age as part of a heterologous scheme of two Sovereign 02 doses and one Soberana Plus shot.
“Today doses of life are leaving for Nicaragua. The Finlay (Vaccines Institute) is proud that the children from that sister country complete their vaccination scheme with Cuba’s #SoberanaPlus vaccine,” according to the message from that center on the social network.
Soberana Plus is also administered as a booster to convalescent patients who suffered from Covid-19.
Since October 2021, Nicaragua has joined other countries such as Iran, Venezuela and Vietnam, which already administered vaccines created by Cuban scientific institutions to their population to fight the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. (Periódico Digital Centroamericano y del Caribe)
Original Source: PL