Sri Lanka has approved the emergency use of the US company Pfizer vaccine in view of the growing spread of the corona virus in the country.
According to the international website, in view of the increasing cases of corona virus, Sri Lanka has approved the emergency use of the vaccine of the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
Sri Lanka has ordered 5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine on an emergency basis, making it the first country in South Asia to approve the use of Pfizer vaccine.
It may be recalled that yesterday, the WHO had approved on an emergency basis the code vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm against the corona virus. This is the first vaccine to be developed in a non-Western country that has been formally approved by the WHO.
Millions of people in China and 45 other countries have already been vaccinated with the vaccine developed by Sinopharm, so far the WHO has only approved vaccines developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Modrina.
Health officials in Pakistan, Africa, Latin America and other poor Asian countries have already approved the Chinese vaccine for emergency use. Due to the release of very little data, there is uncertainty about the effectiveness of various Chinese vaccines.
The WHO says the addition of the synovial form vaccine will increase its ability to speed up the delivery of the COD 19 vaccine to health workers and others.