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AstraZeneca applies for emergency use for vaccine in Philippines

A vial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee, Scotland, Britain January 4, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS

MANILA (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has applied to health regulators for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine in the Philppines, the food and drugs agency chief said on Wednesday.

AstraZeneca’s application is the second the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received after Pfizer made a similar application last month.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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