WHO approves vaccine launched in Latin America

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved for emergency use the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is licensed jointly produced by Argentina and Mexico.

An international organization first approved a drug for coronavirus, which is produced in Latin America. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said this on Twitter.

“Adding it to the WHO emergency list will increase the availability of vaccines during a pandemic,” & mdash; said in a statement by PAHO.

The British-Swedish vaccine AstraZeneca is licensed by the Argentinean pharmaceutical company mAbxience. The Mexican Laboratorios Liomont is engaged in the packaging of the drug. The vaccine is being used in Latin America and the Caribbean. & Nbsp;

'International support [from WHO] shows that Latin America and the Caribbean can contribute to the global supply of vaccines, which is key moment in bridging existing gaps in access to immunization '', & mdash; said PAHO director Carissa Etienne.

Earlier it became known that Argentina donated 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bolivia.

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