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Saudi Arabia approves Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has also approved Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after the UK and Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia’s health authority known as the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) approved the announcement after Pfizer submitted a request to approve registering the vaccine.

According to the details, SFDA will examine the samples from each of the vaccine’s samples before using it to ensure its effectiveness. “Procedures necessary for its import and use will begin”, the statement said.

It should be mentioned here that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been used by tens of thousands of people in Britain after the vaccination program started in the UK earlier this week.

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Bahrain became the second country in the world to permit the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The state-run media announced that that the approval was granted after a detailed examination and evaluation of the available data by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) of Bahrain.

Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma CEO of NHRA said, “The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the Kingdom’s national COVID-19 response, which has strongly prioritized protecting the health of all citizens and residents during the coronavirus pandemic.”

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