Philippines approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The Philippines' drug regulator has authorised Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, as reported in the Financial Post.

  • The mRNA-based vaccine, which has shown a 95% efficacy rate, is the first vaccine the Philippines has cleared.

  • Agency head Rolando Enrique Domingo also said Sinovac had submitted an emergency-use authorization request for its candidate. 

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