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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use


A worker passes a line of freezers holding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate BNT162b2 at a Pfizer facility in Puurs, Belgium in an undated photograph.

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The U.K. became the first country in the world to authorize the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine, making it available from 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 government said Wednesday.

“The vaccine will be made available across the U.K. from next week.”

BioNTech, the German biotech that developed the vaccine with Pfizer, said in a…


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