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Egyptian Drug Authority announces emergency approval of Britain’s AstraOxford vaccine

The Egyptian Drug Authority granted an emergency license authorizing the use of the Britain’s AstraOxford vaccine, as part of the state’s efforts to combat the pandemic and provide vaccines for as many as possible.

The authority’s spokesperson Ali al-Ghamrawy said that the authority on Saturday granted approval for the emergency use of doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

A shipment of the AstraZeneca vaccine is due to arrive in Egypt on Sunday.

Head of the Central Administration for Biological and Innovative Preparations at the Egyptian Medicine Authority, Mahmoud Yassin, said that the AstraZeneca vaccine is the second to obtain emergency approval, following China’s Sinopharm.

Yassin added that the authority is currently evaluating the remaining vaccines on the market.

Подготовлено Агнабея.info по информации https://www.egyptindependent.com.

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