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AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Cleared for Emergency Use by WHO

A person receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine in Berlin.

A person receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine in Berlin.

Photographer: Kay Nietfeld /DPA
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The World Health Organization cleared AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, adding its official approval to a shot that’s expected to speed up inoculations in developing countries.

The WHO validated two versions of the vaccine, produced with SK Bioscience Co. of South Korea and the Serum Institute of India.