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Bahrain Approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Bahrain Approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, 4 December, 2020 - 18:00
General view of Bahrain Seef district in Manama, Bahrain, June 20, 2019. (Reuters)

Bahrain said on Friday it has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the second country after Britain to approve it.


Manama had also approved Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine in November for use by frontline workers.


“The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the Kingdom’s national COVID-19 response,” Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma, CEO of Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority said in a statement.


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