• 09.04.09

China’s Sinovac Is Exporting H1N1 Vaccine, but Who Will Vaccinate the Chinese?

Chinese vaccine manufacturer, Sinovac has the first government-approved H1N1 vaccine in its possession, and now stands to make a killing in exports. Mexico has already ordered 10 million doses, according to a recent report in China Daily.



Ultimately, the Chinese government decides how many doses to keep domestically, a Sinovac rep told the Wall Street Journal. As of late August, China has reported over 3,500 cases of swine flu, none fatal, but the number of cases is expected to rise this fall. The government has already closed a school in Henan province after 80 students were said to be infected with the H1N1 virus.