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First approval

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European Medicines Agency, December 29

EMA, Amsterdam based

Twenty seven member states all have a say

300 million doses ordered

(Moderna review Jan 12)

Pfizer European shots, 2021

Only then can individual states give authorization

FDA, meeting on the 10th December, (Moderna December 17)

UK first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

For rollout next week

UK has already ordered 40m doses, 20m people

10 m doses should be available soon

800,000 arriving in next few days

Two shots, 21 days apart

Few weeks for immunity to build

Manufactured in Belgium

Transport, -70C once delivered, it can be kept for up to five days in a fridge

Total development time 10 months


EU Regulation 174, allows MHRA to give temporarily approval

Received application from Pfizer Bio N Tech, 23rd November

A ten day process

Who are they?


Boris Johnson

It’s the protection of vaccines that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again

Matt Hancock

People will be contacted by the NHS in turn

I’m confident now with the news today that from spring, from Easter onwards, things are going to be better and we’re going to have a summer next year that everybody can enjoy

NHS Chief Executive, Sir Simon Stevens

the largest-scale vaccination campaign in our country’s history

Vaccination centres in venues such as conference centres are being set up now

Chris Whitty

We can’t lower our guard yet

The list

Care home residents and staff

People over 80

Health and social care workers

Everyone over 50,

Pre-existing health conditions

UK, Moderna

Seven 7m doses by spring

Oxford University and AstraZeneca. That vaccine uses a harmless virus, altered to look a lot more like the virus that causes Covid-19.