18/09/2017 11:35 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam to produce own avian influenza vaccine from 2018

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) – Vietnam will produce its own vaccine against avian influenza A/H5N1 from 2018 to replace imported vaccines, according to the National Veterinary JSC, Navetco. 

The inactivated oil-emulsion vaccine was developed by Navetco Deputy Director-General Dr. Tran Xuan Hanh, able to protect poultry against different avian influenza viruses, including H5N1 and H5N6. 

It was tested at the No.1 National Centre of Vet Medicine Control and verified as meeting national safety standards for vet medicines. 

Navetco has also developed a set of standards for manufacturing, testing, preserving and using the vaccine.