Regulatory authority approves registration of Cuban children’s vaccine against pneumococcus

The centre was authorised a few years ago to vaccinate children in the province of Cienfuegos (230 kilometres southeast of this capital). Photo: Finlay Vaccine Institute

July 5, 2024 Time: 22:29

The center’s experience in developing immunizations for children was used in the development of vaccines against Covid-19.

The Regulatory Authority for Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices of the Republic of Cuba (CECMED) reported this Friday that the registration of the nationally produced vaccine Quimi-Vio was approved to counteract pneumococcus in the child population.

CECMED stated that it “approves the Sanitary Registration of the Cuban vaccine Quimi-Vio after carrying out a rigorous evaluation process and completing all the required clinical trials.”

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In this regard, the entity clarified that these trials demonstrate sufficient evidence of quality, safety and efficacy, while declaring that the vaccine is a heptavalent injectable with seven conjugates against the most frequent serotypes of the pathogen, which causes pneumonia and bacterial meningitis in infants.

For its part, the Finlay Vaccine Institute stated on its Twitter account that “today we received the Sanitary Registration of Quimi-Vio, our conjugated pneumococcal vaccine, from CECMED.

“At the Institute we have been working on this vaccine for more than 15 years. Congratulations to the researchers and institutions that have been part of this beautiful story!” the scientific institution said.

According to local platforms, as part of an intervention study, the center obtained authorization a few years ago to vaccinate children in the province of Cienfuegos (230 kilometers southeast of this capital).

Author: teleSUR- lvm – DRL

Fuente: @cubacecmed- @FinlayInstituto

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