Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccination may start next week
Vaccination could start next week
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been approved by UK regulators, paving the way for a roll out from early next week, according to UK health minister Matt Hancock.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the jab which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19.
The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine – enough for 20 million people, with two shots each.
Mr Hancock said: “We’re the first country in the world to have a clinically authorised vaccine to roll out.”
Scotland’s First Minister tweeted: “The best news in a long time.”