In a historic move, Britain has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. They have said that the vaccine will be rolled out from next week onwards.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, the government has accepted the recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. Hancock said, the vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week. Priority for vaccination will be given to healthcare workers and care home residents.
Pfizer’s CEO has called the approval a historic moment in COVID-19 battle. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has proven 95 per cent effective against COVID-19 in the final phase trials.