Bahrain approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Friday it has granted emergency use authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the second country after Britain to approve it. The Gulf Arab state had also approved Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in November for use by frontline workers. 'The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the Kingdom's national COVID-19 response,' Dr

Reuters December 05, 2020 00:11:25 IST
Bahrain approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Friday it has granted emergency use authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the second country after Britain to approve it.

The Gulf Arab state had also approved Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in November for use by frontline workers.

"The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the Kingdom's national COVID-19 response," Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma, CEO of Bahrain's National Health Regulatory Authority said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous, editing by Louise Heavens)

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