WHO lists Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization on Thursday listed the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use, saying the move opens the door for countries to expedite their own approvals to import and give the shot.

Iran PressEurope: “This is a very positive step towards ensuring global access to COVID-19 vaccines. But I want to emphasize the need for an even greater global effort to achieve enough vaccine supply to meet the needs of priority populations everywhere,” said Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant-director general for Access to Medicines and Health Products.

Earlier, the European Commission has finally approved the vaccine, a joint product of the American company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech, for use in EU countries.

The European Pharmacopoeia had previously confirmed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which was finally approved by the European Commission. 


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