Kuwait authorizes emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

In this file photo taken on December 08, 2020 a member of staff poses with a phial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination health centre in Cardiff, South Wales'. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on December 08, 2020 a member of staff poses with a phial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination health centre in Cardiff, South Wales'. (AFP)
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Updated 13 December 2020

Kuwait authorizes emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Kuwait authorizes emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health authorized on Sunday they emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine against the coronavirus. 
A joint committee of the medicine registration and supervision department and the public health department approved the emergency use of the vaccine, assistant undersecretary for pharmaceutical and food supervision, Abdullah Al-Bader said in a statement. 
The committee’s decision followed a thorough review of the safety and quality specifications of the vaccine, he said. 
The committee, the official said, also reviewed results of clinical trails. 
The ministry of health will follow the safety of the vaccine following its use to ensure the wellbeing of the public.