U.K. Approves Pfizer Vaccine, Begins Administration Next Week

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Samuel Case, FISM News

The U.K. has just approved the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and expects to begin vaccinations next week.

The BBC reports some 800,000 doses are expected in the coming days and a total of  40 million have been ordered. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said “several million” vaccines will be administered throughout the month of December.

The first shots will be given to patients in nursing homes, and then health care workers and those above the age of 80. Britain’s National Health Service will let individuals know when they are able to receive the shot.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was optimistic about the news saying the vaccine “will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again.”

The Pfizer vaccine is delivered in two doses and is 95% effective.