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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s health regulator ANVISA said on Wednesday, December 2nd, it was open to approving COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and outlined the requirements for companies looking to do so.

ANVISA said authorizations would be analyzed on a case-by-case basis and that to be considered the vaccine must be in late-stage trials in Brazil. It said no requests had been received so far.

AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Sinovac currently have vaccines in Phase III trials in Brazil.

The regulator said producers should still seek the usual registrations for their vaccines . . .

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