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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VACCINE-WHO:World Health Organization lists Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use

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ZURICH, Dec 31 (Reuters) – 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.
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…

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