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The UK has granted emergency approval for Pfizer/BioNTech’s covid-19 vaccine

The UK will start immunizing elderly and vulnerable patients within days.
by Charlotte Jee

The news: The UK’s regulator has approved Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine, making it the first country in the world to provide emergency authorization for a covid-19 vaccine. The UK had already signed an agreement to buy 40 million doses due to be delivered this year and in 2021, with the first batch set to arrive in the coming days. The vaccine requires two doses, so that is enough for 20 million people.

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