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UK clears Pfizer Covid vaccine for use next week

Dec 02, 2020 13:15 IST

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. The British drug regulator has said that the vaccine is safe for roll out. The Pfizer shot has been deemed up to 95% effective against Covid-19. BBC has reported that immunisations could start within days for people in high priority groups. The UK has already ordered 40m doses - enough to vaccinate 20m people, with two shots each.

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