Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (established December 2020)



The Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (TAG-EUL) is an independent advisory group that will provide a recommendation to WHO whether an unlicensed vaccine can be recommended for emergency use under the EUL procedure, and if so, under what conditions.

The TAG-EUL shall have the following functions:

  1. To review the assessment reports prepared by the WHO Product Evaluation Group (PEG) as part of the EUL assessment process, including the initial evaluation and any updates based on additional information received by WHO. Additional information may be requested from WHO for consideration;
  2. To conduct a risk-benefit assessment of these Covid-19 vaccines’ potential use in response to the Covid-19 pandemic;
  3. To provide a recommendation to WHO if the assessed vaccine should be listed for emergency use under the EUL procedure, and under what conditions;
  4. To advise on formulating conditions for the listing should the decision be positive. Conditions will include a detailed list of post-listing commitments from the manufacturer;
  5. To consider any emergency program needs as applicable.

TAG-EUL Members

The TAG-EUL comprise six members, who serve in their personal capacity and represent a broad range of disciplines encompassing many aspects of immunization and vaccines.

Members are recruited and selected as acknowledged experts from around the world in the fields of epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, health-care administration, vaccine safety and immunology.