A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP
A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP

WHO approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

  • The decision widens the developing world’s access to the relatively inexpensive jab, though production still needs to be scaled up
  • The World Health Organization review found that AstraZeneca’s jab met the ‘must-have’ criteria for safety, and its efficacy benefits outweighed its risks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP
A nurse administers the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker in Casablanca, Morocco in January. Photo: AP
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