WHO Expects Emergency Use Decisions On Coronavirus Vaccines In Coming Weeks, Calls For More Funding To Supply Vaccines To LMICs
Reuters: WHO expects decisions on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines in weeks
“The World Health Organization expects to make decisions on whether to give emergency use approval to COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca in the coming weeks, its chief scientist said on Friday…” (Nebehay et al., 12/11).
Reuters: Any vaccine adverse effects up to national agencies to review — WHO
“Any adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines are for national authorities to review, the World Health Organization said on Friday in response to questions about Britain warning people with a history of anaphylaxis to avoid the Pfizer-BioNTech shot…” (Nebehay/Farge, 12/11).
U.N. News: COVID-19 vaccines: Donors urged to step up funding for needy countries
“Addressing the financing gap to provide COVID-19 vaccines for everyone, everywhere, is an urgent priority, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, in an appeal for stepped-up funding to support poorer countries. This week the United Kingdom began rollout of a vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech, and more nations are expected to follow suit very soon…” (12/11).
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