December 2, 2020

In historic first, UK to introduce Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week

London (AFP) – Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity’s fightback against the coronavirus.”Help is on its way,” health secretary Matt Hancock tweeted as his department announced emergency use approval by the UK’s independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).”The NHS (National Health Service) stands ready to start vaccinating early next week,” he said, noting: “The UK is the first country in the world to have a c…


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