Muscat:The Ministry of Health, represented by the General Directorate of Pharmacy and Drug Control, has issued a licence to import the Pfizer Biontech Covid 19 vaccine for emergency use to prevent the emerging corona virus for the age group of 16 years and over.
In a statement issued online by Government Communication Center (GC), said :"This procedure came after evaluating the efficiency and safety studies that were presented by Pfizer USA on November 26."
"The evaluation concluded that the known and potential benefits of the vaccine outweigh the expected risks and after its approval by the health authorities in the United Kingdom and Canada, and the US Food and Drug Administration."
"The vaccine is offered in two doses, with an interval of three weeks. The presented studies included safety data available in clinical studies conducted on about 38,000 participants." the statement added