UK Becomes First Country To Approve Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine
The United Kingdom has become the first country to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic that paves the way for the first doses to be rolled out across the country next week.
Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 have won permission for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson touted the medicine authority’s approval as a global win and a ray of hope amid the gloom of the novel coronavirus which has killed nearly 1.5 million people globally, hammered the world economy and upended normal life.
“It’s fantastic,” Johnson said. “The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week. It’s the protection of vaccines that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again.”