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Argentina approves AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19


#Argentina became the second country to approve the vaccine for #AstraZeneca.

#Argentina granted this #Wednesday the authorization for the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the laboratory #AstraZeneca and the #University of #Oxford, becoming the second country to give it the green light after the #United #Kingdom, reported the #National #Medicines #Administration (ANMAT).

The product, for which #Argentina has a manufacturing agreement, was registered in the “registry of vaccines of health interest in emergencies” for a period of one year, said that body in its resolution.

“#He product presents an acceptable benefit-risk balance, allowing to support the granting of the inscription ”, indicated the ANMAT.

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The agency specified that “the #Risk #Management #Plan (PGR) established to closely monitor the safety and efficacy of the drug must be complied with and the progress reports and corresponding modifications must be submitted to the #National #Institute of #Medicines.”

#Argentina and #Mexico have an agreement to produce the vaccine that #Oxford developed together with #AstraZeneca and distribute it in #Latin #America.

#This is the third vaccine against coronavirus approved in #Argentina, after those of #Pfizer / #BioNTech and #Sputnik V of the #Russian laboratory #Gamaleya.

#Sputnik V began to be applied in a national vaccination campaign on #Tuesday, after receiving a first supply of 300,000 doses. #In contrast, #Argentina is still in negotiations to acquire the #Pzifer/BioNTech.

#This #South #American country of 44 million inhabitants has registered more than 1.6 million infections since #March and exceeds 43 thousand deaths.

#In total, the government of #Alberto #Fernández plans to acquire some 51 million doses of different vaccines.

#Argentina participated in volunteer trials of phase 3 of the #Pfizer/BioNTech, as well as that of the #Chinese group #Sinopharm.

UK became first country to approve #AstraZeneca vaccine

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UK became this #Wednesday the first country to green light #AstraZeneca vaccine.

The #United #Kingdom registered a record 53,135 new cases of coronavirus on #Tuesday and more than 21,500 hospitalizations in #England, surpassing the peak of 19,000 reached at the worst moment of the first wave in #April.

#With 414 new deaths recorded in 24 hours, the total balance amounts to 71,567, one of the worst in #Europe.



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https://www.unotv.com/internacional/argentina-aprueba-vacuna-de-astrazeneca-para-covid-19/

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