Cuban Covid vaccine Abdala 92% ‘effective’, maker says

A nurse prepares to inoculate a health worker with the second dose of the Cuban vaccine candidate Abdala against Covid-19, in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 30, 2021. – AFP pic, June 22, 2021.

CUBA’S Abdala coronavirus candidate vaccine showed “efficacy” of more than 92% after three doses, its maker said yesterday, though it did not specify whether this was measured against infection, disease, or death.

Cuba is working on five coronavirus vaccines, and last month started immunising its population using two of them yet to complete clinical trials. 

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