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Expert reaction to news that the MHRA has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for mass UK roll out

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

It has been announced this morning that the UK government has accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use.
Professor Arne Akbar, President of the British Society for Immunology, said:
“This is a momentous day for us all. COVID-19 has impacted all our lives in so many ways and hope of an exit strategy has relied on a safe and effective vaccine. Today that hope has been realised with the announcement that the UK Government has accepted the Medicines and Healthcare products...
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UK coronavirus live: NHS to launch largest vaccination campaign in its history, health chief says

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Latest updates: Matt Hancock says ‘millions of doses' of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available by the end of the year UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next week How does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it? Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage 9.23am GMT Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, greeted news the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been approved with delight on Twitter and confirmed the Scottish government had plans in place to begin vaccinations immediately supplies arrived. The best news in a long time. scotgov ready...
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Matt Hancock 'thrilled' with Covid vaccine approval news

1 month ago   |   By BBC

The health secretary says the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be rolled out in the UK "from next week".
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Pfizer vaccine: Who will get it first and where is it being made?

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine receives regulatory approval and could roll out as soon as next week
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Who will be first to get the Pfizer Covid jab now it's approved?

Who will be first to get the Pfizer Covid jab now it's approved?

1 month ago   |   By Metro

The UK could start vaccinating people next week after approving the Pfizer jab for use
The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK and will start being rolled out from next week.
It means the country is the first in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine ready for use.
But many people still have questions about the vaccine and how it works. Here we answer some of the most common queries as the UK's vaccination programme gets under way in earnest.
When will the first people get the Covid vaccine?
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How The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Will Be Rolled Out And Who Will Get It First

How The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Will Be Rolled Out And Who Will Get It First

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK , with rollout beginning as early as next week. The UK is the first country in the world to make the historic move - but how will it be distributed and who will get it first? What's in the pipeline for the UK? The government has secured 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with 10 million due in the UK by the end of the year. Patients need two doses, meaning not enough shots have been secured for the entire UK population. How will a vaccine be rolled out? Work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure...
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Covid UK news - live: Pfizer vaccine authorised for use as of next week as lockdown ends

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

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FIFTY NHS hospitals ready to roll out Pfizer Covid vaccine next week

1 month ago   |   By The Sun


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Pfizer vaccine - Covid jab approved with mass vaccination from next week as Britain is first country to give green light

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Covid-19 vaccination to start across UK next week

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech has been approved in the UK, paving the way for vaccination to start next week.
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Vaccine for covid-19 approved by UK regulator and will be rolled out next week

Vaccine for covid-19 approved by UK regulator and will be rolled out next week

1 month ago   |   By Daily Record

A gamechanging vaccine to protect the population from the coronavirus pandemic has been speedily approved by regulators.
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Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for UK use

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The jab will be available across the country from next week
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UK Coronavirus LIVE: Covid vaccination to start across UK next week as new tiers come into force

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech has been approved in the UK , paving the way for vaccination to start next week.
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Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Approved For Use In UK

Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Approved For Use In UK

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. The green light from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will allow the vaccine to be made available “from next week”, officials said. Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “Help is on its way. The MHRA has formally authorised the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19. “The NHS stands ready to start vaccinating early next week. “The UK is the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply.” Help is on its way.
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UK approves BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, ready to use next week

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The U.K. today approved BioNTech/Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to use, according to the British government.
The vaccine could be available across the U.K. next week, according to the British government. A company press release says the first doses of the vaccine could arrive in the U.K. within days.
The recommendation comes from the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency , which approved the vaccine for emergency use ahead of a conditional marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency .
“This follows months of rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis...
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Pfizer covid vaccine to be rolled out next week after UK authorises jab

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

The government has authorised the first Covid-19 vaccine after the independent medicines agency approved the Pfizer -BioNTech jab, with officials saying it will be made available “from next week”.
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