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More Than Half a Billion Doses of Chinese Vaccines Will be Manufactured Overseas Every Year

Image via Bridge Consulting.

Chinese pharmaceutical companies have finalized production licensing agreements with seven countries around the world that will enable the production of just under 600 million COVID-19 vaccine doses every year, according to data from Bridge.

Bridge notes that at this point the manufacturing process is quite simple, with these production facilities largely re-packaging bulk quantities of vaccine ingredients imported from China, rather than making any vaccines from scratch.

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