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WHO approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use – Sydney Morning Herald

The WHO’s review found that the vaccine met the must-have criteria for safety and efficacy and that the benefits of using the vaccine offset potential risks.

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Zurich: The World Health Organisation on Thursday, local time, 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.
Once a vaccine has been listed for WHO emergency use, the United Nations health agency said, it “engages its regional regulatory networks and partners to inform national health authorities on the vaccine and its anticipated benefits based on data from clinical…

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