Cuba, one step away from requesting WHO approval of its vaccines

Countries such as Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, and Vietnam had already shown interest in the potential Cuban vaccines' last months. In contrast, Iran -where Soberana 02 was also tested- has announced the imminent emergency use of that formula, renamed Pasteur.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As soon as the national regulatory body approves them, Cuba will begin the process to certify its vaccine candidates against covid-19 Abdala and Soberana 02 to the World Health Organization (WHO), after they registered an efficacy of 92% and 62% in clinical trials, respectively.

"The exchange with WHO/PAHO has been constant during the whole process" and the dialogue, "permanent", assured this Thursday the director of Science and Innovation of the state group Biocubafarma, Rolando Pérez, in a press conference to inform about the development of the two potential vaccines and the next steps . . .

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