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COVID-19 Vaccines: How Does A New Vaccine Get Approved? (Part 1 of 2)

Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Former Minister of Health Malaysia | Emeritus Prof PT Thomas, Executive Dean

12-Jan-21 16:00

COVID-19 Vaccines: How Does A New Vaccine Get Approved? (Part 1 of 2)

Last week, it was announced that the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency has given conditional approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is scheduled to arrive in Malaysia in February. Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Former Minister of Health Malaysia; and Emeritus Prof PT Thomas, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, join us to explain whether the vaccine is safe, and how a new vaccine gets approved by regulatory authorities before it can be used for the population.

Listen to Part 2 on preparing our vaccine infrastructure.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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