The British government has approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to the people of the country. The British drug regulator Covid-19 approved the vaccine.
Pfizer said on Wednesday it would begin delivering the vaccine to Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) in a few days.
The NHS will conduct mass immunization activities. Vaccination activities will start from next week among the most at-risk people.
According to the UK Ministry of Health, the NHS has extensive and successful experience in conducting mass immunization activities. For this, they have adopted a comprehensive plan to supply vaccines.
Pfizer says it currently has no plans to supply the vaccine to the private sector in Britain. This vaccine has been found to be 95 percent successful. Two doses of this vaccine need to be applied. Twenty-one days after one dose, another dose should be taken.
BioNTech and Pfizer expect to deliver 50 million doses worldwide by 2020 and 1.3 billion doses by 2021.
Britain has ordered a total of 40 million doses and will start vaccinating 600,000 people from next week.
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