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the World Health Organization (WHO) put an eighth vaccine against Covid-19 on the list for emergency use, allowing countries to speed up the procedures for licensing it and adding it to the vaccines supplied by the Kovacs facility

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the World Health Organization (WHO) put an eighth vaccine against Covid-19 on the list for emergency use, allowing countries to speed up the procedures for licensing it and adding it to the vaccines supplied by the Kovacs facility, which is the Kovaccin vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech.

The Assistant Director-General of the Organization for Medicines and Medical Products, Mary Angela Simao, said: The addition of this vaccine expands the list of vaccines for emergency use, which are the most effective medical products to end the epidemic, calling for priority to be given to the most vulnerable groups who are still waiting for their first dose, and that the organization has licensed The vaccine came after the technical advisory committee reviewed the safety and efficacy data and approved its use globally, where the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks.

She explained that the new vaccine consists of two doses, given a difference of four weeks between them, and that its effectiveness reaches 78 percent after two weeks of taking the second dose, and it is suitable for low and middle-income countries due to the ease of storage procedures, noting that there is not enough data available to vaccinate pregnant women.

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