(AP) – The island kingdom of Bahrain says it has become the second nation in the world to grant emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday night. It said it followed “thorough analysis and review . of all available data.” Bahrain already granted an emergency-use authorization for a Chinese vaccine made by Sinopharm. Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. It’s a small island off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf.