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WHO expects to give emergency approval to 1-2 more COVID-19 vaccines in coming months

FILE PHOTO: The word “COVID-19” is reflected in a drop
FILE PHOTO: The word “COVID-19” is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has received submissions from at least three vaccine makers for emergency approval for additional COVID-19 vaccines and expects to approve at least one or two of them in the next month or two, a top expert said on Friday.

Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, did not specify which new vaccines were being considered. The WHO has so far given emergency approval to vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

(Reporting by Michael Shields, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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