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What do you know about the Cuban Abdala vaccine that has just been approved by the Ministry of Health?


This is the 8th vaccine allowed to be used in Vietnam. What features does this vaccine have?

3 injections

Abdala has a course of 3 injections, 2 weeks apart, more than the vaccines currently used in Vietnam. Developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Cuba, it is a protein subunit vaccine, containing a portion of mutated protein to trigger an immune response.
Specifically, each dose of Abdala 0.5ml vaccine contains 50mcg of recombinant protein vaccine containing the receptor-binding region (RBG) of the Covid-19 virus, which is prepared in the form of a suspension for intramuscular injection.

Abdala vaccine has a course of 3 injections, 2 weeks apart.

How effective?

Cuban biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma at the end of June announced that Abdala vaccine was 92.28% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 disease in late-stage clinical trials.

In addition, Radio Havana Cuba in July reported that the Abdala vaccine was 100% effective in preventing death in Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, compared to vaccines produced by mRNA technology such as Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna, Abdala has a cheaper production cost, with easier storage requirements (from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius).
BioCubaFarma announced on September 14 that it will apply to the World Health Organization (WHO) for a license for three domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccines, including Abdala.

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Cuba’s Abdala vaccine is 92.28% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 disease.

What does the name mean?

According to DW, the name of the Abdala vaccine is named after a poem written by Cuban national hero Jose Marti (1853-1895). The poem depicts the image of the young hero Abdala willing to sacrifice himself for the freedom of his country.

From a Cuban point of view, that’s the perfect name for the first Covid-19 vaccine developed in Latin America.

Vaccination for children 2 years and older

According to AFP news agency, since September 3, Cuba has started vaccination for all children aged 12-8 in this country with two domestic Covid-19 vaccines, Abdala and Soberana. From September 6, children from 2-11 years old are also immunized with these two vaccines. Cuba became the first country to give the Covid-19 vaccine to children 2 years of age and older.

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Cuba is the first country to vaccinate children 2 years and older against Covid-19.

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