WHO Grants Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine For Emergency Use
Bhubaneswar: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted “emergency validation” to Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine since the outbreak began a year ago.
Every country that has a drug regulatory agency will have to issue its own approval for any COVID-19 vaccine, but countries with weak systems usually rely on WHO to vet the shots.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use, making the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from WHO since the outbreak began a year ago,” the WHO said in a statement.
The WHO decision has enabled UNICEF and the Pan-American Health Organization to procure the vaccine for distribution to the countries in need.
(From Agency Inputs)