WHO grants emergency approval to India’s COVID-19 vaccine – UPI.com

“This emergency use listing expands the availability of vaccines, the most effective medical tools we have to end the pandemic,” Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant-director general for Access to Medicines and Health Products, said in a statement. “But we must keep up the pressure to meet the needs of all populations, giving priority to the at-risk groups who are still waiting for their first dose, before we can start declaring victory.”

The vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, was found to have a 78% efficacy rate, the WHO said, adding its two doses are to be administered four weeks apart.

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