Venezuela receives the first shipment of 693,600 doses of the Sinovac Coronavac vaccines supplied through the WHO-sponsored COVAX initiative.
The Chilean government announces that they will begin administering booster doses for those who have received the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine beginning on August 11 for people over the age of 55 using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and in September for people under the age of 55 using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in order to protect the population from the Delta variant.
Cambodia begins a COVID-19 vaccination rollout for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 years using the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine. Prime Minister Hun Sen's grandchildren are among the first to receive the vaccine.
The World Health Organization issues an emergency use authorization for Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine, becoming the second Chinese-made vaccine to be approved on an emergency basis after BBIBP-CorV and thereby making it eligible for use as part of the COVAX initiative.
Indonesia aims to start administering COVID-19 vaccines early next month, according to the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs. Sinopharm and G42 Healthcare will supply five million doses starting next month, CanSino Biologics will supply 100,000 doses that same time, and Sinovac will supply three million doses of CoronaVac by December. All three vaccines are currently in Phase III trials in various countries.