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Pakistan approves AstraZeneca, SinoPharm Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

Islamabad - Earlier both vaccines were evaluated for their safety and quality.



By APP

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:56 PM

Last updated: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:00 PM

Pakistan's Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Monday granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to two different vaccines to protect against Covid-19 in the country after evaluation.

According to spokesperson of DRAP, two Covid vaccines have been granted EUA with certain conditions. Earlier both vaccines were evaluated for their safety and quality.

On January 15, 2021 a vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca was given EUA. In a meeting conducted by Registration Board of DRAP on Monday, another vaccine manufactured by China National Pharmaceutical Group (SinoPharm) has also been given EUA.

This authorisation will be reviewed on quarterly basis keeping in view further data regarding safety, efficacy and quality.


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