WHO Lists 9th COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

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UN News:-  The World Health Organization (WHO) approved on Friday the Covovax vaccine for emergency use listing (EUL), elevating to nine the number of immunizations approved to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The vaccine is produced by the Serum Institute of India, under licence from Novavax, and will now be part of the COVAX facility portfolio, boosting efforts to vaccinate more people in lower-income countries.

WHO Assistant-Director General for Access to Medicines and Health Products, Dr. Mariângela Simão, said that “even with new variants emerging, vaccines remain one of the most effective tools to protect people against serious illness and death from SARS-COV-2.”

She said WHO hoped the new Indian-produced shots would increase access, particularly in lower-income countries, 41 of which have still not been able to vaccinate 10 per cent of their populations, while 98 countries have yet to reach 40 per cent.

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Emergency use

According to WHO, the procedure to qualify for emergency use assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccines. The approval also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory process.

The Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (TAG-EUL), convened by WHO and made up of experts from around the world, determined that the vaccine meets WHO standards for protection against COVID-19, that the benefits far outweighs any risks, and that it can be used globally.

Covovax is a subunit of the vaccine developed by Novavax and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). It requires two doses and is stable at 2 to 8 °C refrigerated temperatures.

This week, a meeting of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) also reviewed the vaccine.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Are death and destruction never satisfied ??
    Must they also filled the land with violence, abomination, prostitution and detestable things ? For riches that does not endure forever ?
    And continually provoke me to anger ?
    I will put my hook on their lips,my baite in their mouths and branches on their nose, for I ,the great Almighty GOD have spoken .I will not spare them.
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    Who increases their wealth by oppressing the weak and needy.
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    As Iron shapens Irons ,so man will sharpens another. With lying tongues that hate those it’s hurts,and flatters their own mouth work to ruins, who looks after their master to be recognized and honored .

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