We also asked Minister Michel Chebat about the Chinese vaccines. Thousands of doses of the Sinopharm vaccines were received by the Ministry of health and Wellness earlier this month. There was no grand ceremony and that’s because the Chinese COVID-19 has not been approved by the World Health Organization. According to Minister Chebat, the vaccine will be administered to the public after it is approved by the W.H.O.
Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness: “As you know we are using vaccinations by WHO. I believe that either today or tomorrow there is a meeting scheduled to approve Sinopharm vaccine. So once that approval is given we’re going to be offering that to the public.”
Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: Okay now in terms of that particular vaccine do you know at what stage is it in terms the process to be approved ?
Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness: Like I said I believe the meeting with the WHO is going to be held either today or tomorrow to do that approval process.”