Vaccine approved for UK

The COVID Diaries – 227 2nd December

The United Kingdom  government has authorised the first pandemic vaccine following approval by the independent medicines agency for the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has met its “strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness” after months of rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts, a government spokesperson said

Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, said the “biggest programme of mass vaccination in the history of the UK” would start from next week.