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SA regulator approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for emergency use in SA. File Photo
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for emergency use in SA. File Photo
Image: DENIS BALIBOUSE/Reuters

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) said on Tuesday it had approved a “section 21” emergency use application for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

The country’s drugs regulator said the approval was subject to further efficacy and safety surveillance of the vaccine in the country, including against the dominant local coronavirus variant.

- Reuters


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