Brazil Authorizes Oxford/AZ and Sinovac Vaccines
In addition to agreeing to emergency use of the Oxford University/Astra Zeneca and Sinovac vaccines, Brazil's medicines regulator has also published good manufacturing practices certificates for Pfizer and Janssen vaccine. It has questions about the Sputnik V authorization request.
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