Coronavirus vaccine will start to be distributed in the UK next week. The Kingdom became the first country in the world that approved the drug from Pfizer-BioNTech.
First in line will be elderly people in nursing homes and health care workers. The UK will be the first country to start vaccinating its population – on Wednesday, authorities allowed the use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, and this is the first truly good news in a long time of pandemic.
“The government today accepted the recommendation of the Independent Agency for Regulation of Medicines and Healthcare Products (MHRA) to approve the use of Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine,” the official statement said.
Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla called the approval a “historic moment.