The European Medicines Agency (EMA) hopes to give a favorable opinion on a first vaccine against the new coronavirus “by the end of the year” to be distributed “from January”, said its director today.
“If the data is solid, we can give the green light for the first vaccine by the end of the year and start distribution from January,” said the director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Guido Rasi, in an interview published today in the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
This body is responsible for the authorization and control of medicines in the European Union (EU), and the final green light given by the European Commission allows laboratories to market their medicines across the EU. EMA, which expects “six or seven” different vaccines to be available in 2021, received on Friday “Pfizer’s first clinical data on its vaccine,” said Guido Rasi.
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