GENEVA- A World Health Organization committee on Tuesday urged COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to provide them with the data they require in order to list their shots for emergency use, saying that the delays were affecting equitable vaccine access.

"The Committee recognized the challenges posed by some manufacturers’ delayed submission of vaccine data to WHO," the WHO's Emergency Committee said in a statement, urging vaccine producers to provide the data as soon as possible.

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Mrinalika Roy) ((;))