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WHO approves Siam Bioscience’s AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use


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The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Siam Bioscience Company Limited, a Thai company, as a qualified production site for AstraZeneca vaccine and added the company to its Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

 

A letter, dated October 11th, from Dr. Rogério Gaspar, director of the WHO’s Regulation and Prequalification Department, addressed to Dr. Etleva Kadilli, director of the Supply Division of UNICEF, reads as follows:

 

“We are pleased to inform you of the positive recommendation of an alternative manufacturing site,  Siam Bioscience Co., Ltd. , 99 Moo 4, Banmai, Bangyai, Nonthaburi 11140, Thailand, for the AstraZeneca (COPVID-19 vaccine suspension for injection.

 

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Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/who-approves-siam-biosciences-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-emergency-use/

 

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I guess the issue is that the Lab was never granted approval by WHO on it's production of AZ, even though AZ itself had been approved elsewhere.  I looks like it comes down to the Lab meeting certification and the procedure to make the AZ vaccine matching the formulary and the process as elsewhere.

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I guess the wheels of industry within WHO are very slow to give a thumbs up.

AZ must have had approval/testing from somewhere as it's been manufacturing, supplying and administering AZ for a long time in Thailand.

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Just now, hotchilli said:

I guess the wheels of industry within WHO are very slow to give a thumbs up.

I seem to  recall a pretty prompt 'thumbs up' to China over their announcing the discovery of the first Covid infections  etc.. but that is water under the bridge!

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Now all they need is to start producing it larger quantities.

 

This whole thing doesn't seem to be well thought out.

 

At least there not producing Sinovac here.

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All that matters is that it is now approved by the WHO.

UK gov't already accepted it a few weeks ago. Handy for all those already vaccinated with 2 x AZ that wish  to travel.

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More shall be revealed after the smoke has settled.  I look forward to outside investigative journalism uncovering the lies, deceptions and manipulation concerning this entire Covid affair. History has shown that power is often abused by those up high. 

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