COVID-19 Vaccine Is Ready Use As Early As Next Week

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

2 Dec 2020

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer and BioNtech vaccine for use in the UK. This will allow mass vaccination to start as soon as next week.

The vaccine is 95% effective and works in all age groups. The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine, enough to vaccinate 20 million people

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “This follows months of rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA who have concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.”

As reported earlier the most at risk of death from Covid-19 and healthcare workers would receive the vaccine first. Prioritisation will also not be dependent on what tier someone is in.

The Armed Forces and NHS have already begun preparations to distribute the vaccine and there will be 10 Vaccination Hubs dotted around the UK.