Regulatory approval

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccination may start next week

Pfizer covid drug

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.”

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