UK regulators have approved the vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for use in the UK.
With approval from the Regulatory Agency for Health Products and Medical (MHRA)), the The United Kingdom will be the first country in the world to start vaccination of the population against the coronavirus next week, the British Ministry of Health reports Wednesday.
In clinical studies, reported in the past weeks, the vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective and with good results for all people, young and old.
“The government today accepted the Medical and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommendation to approve the Pfizer / BioNTech covid-19 vaccine for use. This follows months of rigorous clinical studies and extensive analysis of the data by MHRA experts. “said a statement released by the Ministry of Health.
Regulatory experts “They have concluded that the vaccine meets strict levels of safety, quality and effectiveness”, added the note.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said on his Twitter account on Wednesday that “help is on the way” and added that the UK’s health service (NHS) is ready to “start vaccinating early next week.”
“The UK is the first country in the world to have an approved vaccine clinical for delivery, ”he added.
The so-called Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) is expected to publish its recommendation on which groups will receive the vaccine first, but it is expected to include the elderly and health personnel.
The United Kingdom has reached an agreement with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to purchase 40 million doses.