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Astrazenec­a jab listed for emergency use

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The World Health Organizati­on on Monday listed Astrazenec­a and Oxford university’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensiv­e shot in the developing world.

“We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distributi­on of vaccines. but we still need to scale up production,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu­s, WHO director-general, told a news briefing.

The WHO’S review found that the Astrazenec­a vaccine met the “must-have” criteria for safety, and its efficacy benefits outweighed its risks.

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