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WHO welcomes India's COVID vaccine approvals; first in South-East Asia

'Decision will help intensify and strengthen the fight against COVID-19'

WHO welcomes India's COVID vaccine approvals; first in South-East Asia

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 3

The WHO on Sunday welcomed the emergency use authorization given to COVID-19 vaccines in India, the first in the South-East Asia Region.


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“This decision taken today by India will help intensify and strengthen the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the Region.

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The use of the vaccine in prioritized populations, along with the continued implementation of other public health measures and community participation will be important in reducing the impact of COVID-19," said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region


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