On Friday, Bahrain agreed to the urgent use of the Pfizer-Biontec vaccine against the emerging coronavirus, making it the second country to give the green light for adoption after the United Kingdom.
In a statement issued by the Bahrain News Agency, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Regulatory Authority, Mariam Al-Alaalahma, said: over the past two months. The body also held extensive meetings with the company’s team in the United States and its representatives to answer any questions submitted by the body.
She did not specify the schedule for the planned vaccination program.
For her part, Lindsay Ditchi, President of the Pfizer Golf Group, said: “Today in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the emergency license is another milestone in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19). “This license is our goal to achieve after we first announced that science would win,” the Bahraini news agency quoted him as saying.
The Kingdom, which has seen more than 87,000 infections, including 341 deaths, also agreed in November to use the Chinese company Sinofarma vaccine.