Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, the vaccine will be rolled out next week.
“The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week,”the government said (quote derived from an article by ABS CBN News).
Meanwhile, Pfizer says that the British government’s emergency use authorization is a milestone in the global fight against COVID-19.
“This authorization is a goal we have been working toward since we first declared that science will win, and we applaud the MHRA for their ability to conduct a careful assessment and take timely action to help protect the people of the U.K.,” states Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, Read more: UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first in the world, an article by ABS CBN News.