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The vaccines we have right now
Right now, there are only three types of vaccines available in our country: Pfizer-BioNTech, Modern and Johnson & Johnson, although the administration of the last one has been temporarily paused due to a few cases of blood clots.
On a worldwide scale, though, more than 10 manufacturers have their COVID-19 vaccines authorized for administeration as we speak. Let’s check their approval rate:
- Pfizer-BioNTech: Approved for emergency use in the US, European Union and approved in multiple other countries worldwide;
- Moderna: Approved for emergency use in the US, European Union and other countries; approved in Switzerland;
- Oxford-AstraZeneca: Approved for emergency use in the UK, E.U. and other countries; approved in Brazil; forbidden in Denmark;
- CanSino: Approved in China;
- Johnson & Johnson: Emergency use in the US, E.U. and other countries; paused in several countries including the US temporarily;
- Sinopharm-Wuhan: Approved in China; limited use in U.A.E;
- Bharat Biotech: Emergency use in India.
Right now, more than 89 COVID-19 vaccines are in different clinical trial stages on humans with another 77 vaccines being tested on animals.