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)

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