| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Saudi Arabia authorized AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority authorized on Thursday the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The authority “approved the use of the vaccine and allowed its import based on the data provided, which has been reviewed with all its details according to accurate scientific methodology.”

Health authorities in the Kingdom will initiate procedures for using the AstraZeneca vaccine in accordance with the relevant standards and requirements.

The country’s Food and Drug Authority will also analyze samples from each incoming shipment of the vaccine before using it, SPA added.


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