Emergency vaccine approval not legal option in Switzerland

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration

Swiss authorities said an emergency approval for vaccines, such as the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, was not a legal option in Switzerland.

“Swissmedic works closely with international partner authorities and reviews all applications for COVID-19 vaccines as a matter of urgency and in a ‘rolling’ procedure,” the Swiss agency for therapeutic products said in a statement on Friday.

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