January 22, 2021 08:24
Pfizer is expected to apply to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety here for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine.
No final date has not been set yet, industry insiders say the drug maker and its partner, Germany's BioNTech, will apply before the end of January.
AstraZeneca applied for approval of its vaccine earlier this month. On Jan. 31, a ministry panel of experts meets to review the clinical trials of the British-made vaccine. The results will be announced the following day.
If it is agreed that the vaccine is safe and effective, a separate committee will then decide whether to grant approval for use.
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