UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech, will begin vaccinations within days

News Desk

Britain has become the first country to approve a mass rollout of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid19 vaccine. The United Kingdom is expected to begin immunisations within days.

According to BBC, the Britain drug regulator has approved the vaccine and ordered 40 million doses already, which is enough to vaccinate 20 million people with two shots each.

The British experts have prepared a priority list and will be giving the vaccine to the people at the highest risk first. This includes care home residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and health and social care workers.

UK will see mass immunization of everyone over 50 as well as younger people with pre-existing health conditions as more vaccines become available.

The anti-Covid vaccine will be given as two injections, 21 days apart, with the second dose being a booster.