Philippines approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use


MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) to the Covid-19 vaccine of British drugmaker AstraZeneca.

“After a thorough review of the currently available data by our medical and regulatory experts, the FDA is granting an emergency use authorisation to the Covid-19 vaccine of AstraZeneca, ” FDA Director General Eric Domingo announced in a Laging Handa public briefing.

“It is decided that all conditions for an EUA are present and the benefit of using the vaccine outweighs the known and potential risks, ” he added.

This is the second vaccine to have secured an EUA in the country, after Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. - Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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