The World Health Organization (WHO) has added the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to the list of drugs recommended for emergency use. This is reported by TASS with reference to a press release.
WHO notes that this is the first vaccine to be on the list since the outbreak of COVID-19.
There are several COVID-19 vaccines in the world today. So, in Russia two vaccines are registered: “Sputnik V” and “EpiVacCorona”. On December 5, Moscow started vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V. The United States and the United Kingdom also began inoculating the population with Pfizer / BioNTech. In addition, the drug developed by Moderna was allowed in the country. British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has also announced the start of clinical trials for a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.