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WHO grants emergency use validation for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The Free Press Journal | 01/01/2021 10:52 AM | Click to read full article

Every country that has a drug regulatory agency will have to issue its own approval for any COVID-19 vaccine, but countries with weak systems usually rely on WHO to vet the shots.

The WHO said that the decision to issue its first emergency use validation for a COVID-19 vaccine "opens the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine."