WHO expects to present emergency approval to 1-2 extra COVID-19 vaccines in coming months

A emblem is pictured on the World Well being Group (WHO) constructing in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photograph

GENEVA: The World Well being Group has obtained submissions from no less than three vaccine makers for emergency approval for added COVID-19 vaccines and expects to approve no less than one or two of them within the subsequent month or two, a prime skilled mentioned on Friday.

Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for entry to medicines and well being merchandise, didn’t specify which new vaccines had been being thought of. The WHO has thus far given emergency approval to vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sinovac. 

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