The race for a COVID-19 vaccine has gotten one step closer, with American pharma giant, Pfizer-BionTech having secured needed approvals for a rollout in the UK.
According to recent reports, UK health officials, part of the vaccine monitoring group have given their go-ahead for the vaccine roll-out, which can begin as soon as next week for priority groups.
The UK has already reserved over 40 million shots for its population right now, and more shots will be on its way for the countries. The news also makes Pfizer-BionTech as the first company to be officially approved for use against COVID-19, which has infected over 55 million people and claimed millions of lives. It is now the fastest vaccine to have ever secured approvals, taking only 10 months to go from development to roll-out.