Europe – Global regulators highlight key role of healthcare professionals in fostering confidence in COVID-19 vaccines

EMA has endorsedjoint statement published today by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) to inform and help healthcare professionals answer questions about the evaluation, approval and monitoring of safe, effective and high-quality COVID-19 vaccines.

‘Healthcare professionals are the heroes of this pandemic,’ said Emer Cooke, Chair of ICMRA and EMA’s Executive Director. ‘We are aware that many citizens want more information about the development, regulatory review and safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines and they will ask their doctors or nurses. ICMRA has developed this statement to support healthcare professionals when talking to members of the general public to reassure them that the regulatory processes for the authorisation and safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines are robust, independent and driven by patient and public health needs.’…