Cuba on Friday approved two more domestic COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, the island nation’s medication regulatory body said.
The authorization came after a “rigorous evaluation process of the Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus vaccines,” the body, CECMED, said in a statement.
The two Soberana vaccines are complementary.
Last month, Cuba became the first Latin American country to approve a home-made vaccine when CECMED gave the go-ahead to the Abdala jab.
The news comes at a time when the island nation faces particularly high infection rates.
Cuban health authorities say the Soberana immunization program is 91.2 percent effective against symptomatic cases.