WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)—the World Health Organization released “this interim guidance has been developed on the basis of the advice issued by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on
Immunization at its extraordinary meeting on 8 February 2021 (1).
Declarations of interests were collected from all external contributors and assessed for any conflicts of interest. Summaries of the
reported interests can be found on the SAGE meeting website and SAGE Working Group website.”
These interim recommendations apply to AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Oxford
University (United Kingdom) and AstraZeneca as well as to ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccines against COVID-19 produced by
other manufacturers that rely on the AstraZeneca core clinical data, following demonstrated equivalence in their regulatory review
and once emergency use listing (EUL) has been obtained from WHO.
The guidance is based on the evidence summarized in the Background document on AZD1222 vaccine against COVID-19 developed
by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and the Background paper on COVID-19 disease and vaccines. Both these documents are
available on the SAGE COVID-19 webpage: https://www.who.int/groups/strategic-advisory-group-of-experts-onimmunization/covid-19-materials.
Read the entire Interim recommendations