WHO Asks Countries to Approve China’s COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Newsweek
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Bahrain
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WHO Asks Countries to Approve China’s COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) asked that all countries recognize any COVID-19 vaccine it has approved for emergency use, including the ones made by China, as borders reopen to vaccinated travelers, the Associated Press reported.

The WHO called for Western countries to accept the vaccines produced by China, saying that refusal to accept them was "undermining confidence in life-saving vaccines that have already been shown to be safe and effective."

The U.N. health agency has licensed the vaccines made by Sinovac and Sinopharm, which the agency's reviews said were found to significantly reduce hospitalization and death risks. The other vaccines approved were the shots manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

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