The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and concluded it is both safe and effective.
The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom that is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.
It will start to be rolled out from next week
Care home residents, health and social care staff, elderly and clinically extremely vulnerable among first to get it.
Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for general use and said it would be introduced next week.
“The government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use,” the department of health said in a statement.
“The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week,” the statement said, with priority groups including care home residents, health and care staff.
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