Argentina Grants Emergency Approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine

Based on the fact that some 6.000 Argentines volunteered to test the vaccine, the Argentine government announced that a million and a half of the Pfizer vaccines will be reaching the country in the first half of next year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's medicine and food regulator granted on Tuesday, December 22nd, an emergency use for the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine in the country. These vaccines are expected to arrive in Argentina sometime between January and March.

“The product presents an acceptable benefit-risk equilibrium, which enables awarding the registration and conditional authorization for the indicated purpose” was the statement from the Medicines, Food and Medical Technological National Administration, ANMAT, a rare organizations in the Argentine bureaucracy which enjoys international recognition for its rigorous scientific expertise.

Based on this authorization and the fact that some 6,000 Argentines . . .

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