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Brazil approves widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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Brazil’s health regulatory agency said Tuesday it had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use, as the country races to secure enough doses to contain one of the world’s worst

Brazil’s health regulatory agency said Tuesday it had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use, as the country races to secure enough doses to contain one of the world’s worst outbreaks.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that after a 17-day review, (regulators) have granted the first approval in the Americas for widespread use of a vaccine against COVID-19,” said Antonio Barra Torres, the director of federal health regulator Anvisa, underlining that the approval was definitive and not only for emergency use.

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However, the vaccine is not yet available in Brazil, which is so far using two others: Chinese-developed CoronaVac and one developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca.

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Source: News https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/02/23/Coronavirus-Brazil-approves-widespread-use-of-Pfizer-COVID-19-vaccine

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