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WHO lists Pfizer-BioNtech COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

WHO has allowed emergency use of Pfizer and BioNtech's corona virus vaccine amid growing pandemic corona virus cases. This is the first time a vaccine has been recognized by a health organization.

Yogita S.

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Published on 1 Jan 2021 7:56 AM GMT

WHO lists Pfizer-BioNtech COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use
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New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has allowed emergency use of Pfizer and BioNtech's corona virus vaccine amid growing pandemic corona virus cases. This is the first time a vaccine has been recognized by a health organization.

Pfizer gets Green Signal from WHO:

With this, the way has been opened for the use of Pfizer's Corona vaccine in countries around the world. A meeting of the expert committee approving the use of the corona vaccine has begun in India. In this meeting, a big decision can be taken on approving emergency use of vaccine.

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The WHO said that the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine is the first vaccine that the organization has allowed. Also permit to use emergency after the corona epidemic. WHO assistant director Mariangela Simao said this is a very positive step. Step towards ensuring the global reach of the corona virus vaccine.

The WHO will conduct a full and detailed investigation of Pfizer's approval of the Corona vaccine later. The WHO green signal for Pfizer's vaccine means that now poorer countries may soon receive doses of corona already available in Europe and North America. Every country has its own drug regulatory agency, which will use it only after giving its approval for any corona vaccine. But some countries with weak systems usually depend on the World Health Organization for vaccine testing.

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The Committee of Experts of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) will hold a big meeting today regarding vaccine approval. In this meeting it is estimated that the emergency use of vaccines of Serum Institute of India, Pfizer and Bharat Biotech Pvt.

Pfizer's Corona vaccine is effective

The WHO said after reviewing the Pfizer vaccine that it must meet the criteria for safety and efficacy. After taking two doses of this vaccine, the probability of death from corona also decreases. The organization also said that we have approved this vaccine early because there should be no delay in reaching its dose to all people.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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