Updated: October 26, 2021 11:01 PM IS
Washington [US], October 26 (ANI / Sputnik): The United States will add foreign vaccines against COVID-19, including Sputnik V of Russia, to its list of vaccines accepted with authorization from the World Health Organization (WHO). ), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) The head of the travelers health branch, Cindy Friedman, told reporters Tuesday.
“As the situation changes and the WHO continues to review and authorize vaccines in its EUL [emergency use listing] list, we will adapt and change our vaccine list. We will continue to look at vaccines that are added to any FDA or WHO list, ”Friedman said during a conference call.
Asked if this will happen on a daily basis, Friedman noted that vaccines will “automatically be added” to the U.S. “green” travel list as soon as they reach any FDA or WHO list. “Whenever it is announced, we will make the change,” he explained.
On Monday, the U.S. government announced its new policy that will require all arriving foreign travelers to be fully vaccinated and show evidence before boarding flights to the U.S. from Nov. 8.
Foreign travelers who will be exempt from the new rule include those under the age of 18, those who cannot receive the vaccine medically, or emergency travelers who do not have access to a COVID-19 test in a day, he said. notice.
WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines include Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Serum Institute of India and Sinovac. (ANI / Sputnik)