• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

WHO gives emergency authorisation for AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

|

Geneva, Feb 15: The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorisation to the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, a move that should allow the company''s partners to ship millions of doses to countries worldwide as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic.

WHO gives emergency authorisation for Coronavirus vaccine

In a statement Monday, the U.N. health agency said it was authorising the AstraZeneca vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India and South Korea''s AstraZeneca-SKBio.

About 18-19 vaccine candidates against COVID-19 in pipeline: Harsh Vardhan

WHO''s green light for the AstraZeneca vaccine should trigger the delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to countries that have signed up for the U.N.-backed COVAX effort, which aims to deliver vaccines to the world''s most vulnerable.

Although WHO does not approve or regulate vaccines, it assesses their safety and effectiveness for developing countries that don''t have a strong regulatory system.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X