Bahrain grants emergency use for Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine
Dubai, Dec 4: The island kingdom of Bahrain says it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday night. It said it followed “thorough analysis and review … of all available data.”
Bahrain had already granted an emergency-use authorization for a Chinese vaccine made by Sinopharm. Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is a small island off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf.