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    Chile Covid-19 vaccination drive adds to Sinovac efficacy data

    As the country grapples with rising infections, results from its vaccinated population echo Brazil?s trial of the Chinese jab
    The 56.5 per cent rate of effectiveness is lower than some rivals, but still higher than World Health Organization guidelines
    Holly Chik
    Eduardo Baptista
    Holly Chik and Eduardo Baptista
    Published: 2:00pm, 9 Apr, 2021
    Updated: 4:41pm, 9 Apr, 2021

    Chile has provided a real-time demonstration of the effectiveness of Chinese firm Sinovac?s Covid-19 vaccine, with its vaccination drive results showing it to be 56.5 per cent effective two weeks after the second dose. The findings were in line with Phase 3 trial results of the vaccine in Brazil , which found an efficacy rate of around 50 per cent.

    But the study by the University of Chile also found that one dose of the Sinovac jab was only 3 per cent effective against infection, underscoring the need to get fully vaccinated. Efficacy rises to 27.7 per cent within two weeks after the second jab, reaching 56.5 per cent a fortnight later, according to the university...