Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID−19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness

GENEVA – WHO has issued a statement in collaboration with International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) to healthcare professionals on how COVID-19 vaccines will be regulated for safety and effectiveness. Healthcare professionals and public health authorities have a central role in discussing vaccination against COVID-19 with their patients. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented level of public interest in vaccines and their development and regulatory review.  This has taken place mainly through mass and social media.  The same channels have also led to…

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