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UK approves use of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

Britain becomes the first country that approved the vaccination with this drug
12:59, 2 December 2020

American biotech company Pfizer
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The UK has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus next week as BBC reported.

“The government has adopted the recommendations of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve for use the vaccine against coronavirus developed by Pfizer and BioNTech,” the message said.

Britain has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for the vaccination of 20 million of the population. Soon, about 10 million doses will be supplied to the country, while the first 800,000 doses will arrive in the country in the next few days.

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Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock reported that the National Health Service is ready to start the vaccination of the population the next week.

As we reported earlier, American biotech company Pfizer and German Biontech have applied for registration of their coronavirus vaccine in the United States. 

The documents are submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The concern has also sent applications for registration of the vaccine to other countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Europe, Canada, and Japan.

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Besides, during the final stage of the trial of the vaccine against coronavirus infection developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, its efficacy was increased up to 94%.

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