The UK becomes the first country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The UK becomes the first country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine must be stored at around -70°C, packed in a special box, and packed in dry ice. After delivery, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

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The vaccine will be sold throughout the UK starting next week. “Pfizer Pharmaceuticals stated that the UK’s emergency use authorization marks a historic moment in the fight against COVID-19.

After a “rigorous” analysis by an independent regulatory agency, the UK became the first country to approve a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 on Wednesday, paving the way for the population to be vaccinated on a mass scale as early as next week with the deadly virus.

The UK regulatory agency, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), stated that the stamp can be implemented safely, which claims to provide up to 95% protection against Covid-19 disease.

The British government stated that the approval was carried out after a “rigorous” analysis of the data. The analysis is faster, but there is no compromise in the standard.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the good news and confirmed that the vaccine will be available from next week.

Johnson, a COVID-19 survivor, said that the protection of the vaccine will ultimately enable us to live again and enable the economy to develop again.

The vaccine needs to be injected twice 21 days apart, and a strong immune response will be generated 7 days after the second injection. MHRA said that once the vaccine is deployed among the British public, it will continue to roll over the monitoring data.

I am very excited. We are seeing the help of dawn. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock (Matt Hancock) said, let us redouble our efforts to comply with the lock-in rules.

He said that this is a very difficult 2020, but 2021 will be even brighter.

The British government has formally accepted the MHRA’s recommendation, which means that two doses of vaccine can be injected into the arms of high-risk categories within a few days. About 10 million doses should be available soon, and the first 800,000 doses will arrive in the UK in the next few days.

The vaccine will be sold in the UK starting next week. The NHS (National Health Service) has decades of experience in implementing mass vaccination programs and will begin to put its extensive preparations into action to provide care and support to all those eligible for vaccination. DHSC).

The spokesperson said that this is the conclusion reached after months of rigorous clinical trials and a comprehensive analysis of the data by MHRA experts. The experts have reached the strict safety, quality and effectiveness standards of the vaccine.

The Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunization (JCVI) in the United Kingdom has issued recommendations for people who prioritize vaccination. These groups include nursing home residents, medical staff, the elderly and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. The elderly in nursing homes and nursing home staff are the top priority, followed by the elderly in their 80s and health care workers.

Professor Wei Shen Lim of JCVI told reporters in a briefing on Downing Street that the priority of vaccines is based on the risk of death from Covid-19, and the hope is that “in the first phase of the vaccination plan, 90% to 99% of those who have the most Those who may die from Covid-19 will be protected.”

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said that the health service is preparing for “the largest vaccination campaign in our country’s history.”

There are currently about 50 hospitals on standby, and vaccination centers are being established in places such as conference centers and military personnel are deployed to assist in logistics work.

This combination vaccine, produced by the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the German biotech company BioNTech, recently claimed that the vaccine is effective for people of all ages, races and ethnicities.

It is estimated that by the end of 2021, the UK will receive a total of 40 million doses of vaccine, enough to vaccinate up to one-third of the population. Most of the doses are expected in the first half of next year.

The Pfizer/BionTech formula is an mRNA vaccine that uses a small part of the genetic code of the pandemic virus to teach the body how to fight Covid-19 and strengthen immunity. mRNA vaccines have never been approved for humans before, so far, people can only use them in clinical trials.

The British government has emphasized that the Covid-19 vaccine can only be produced continuously if the strict standards of quality, safety and effectiveness are met and satisfied. Experts reiterate that MHRA approval means that the vaccine can be used safely in humans.

The vaccine must be stored at around -70°C, packed in a special box, and packed in dry ice. After delivery, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

The British government said it remains confident that the cold supply chain required to distribute vaccines will not cause any problems or delays. When the vaccine is stored in the refrigerator, it has an effective life of up to 5 days at a temperature of 2 to 8 degrees, which makes it easy to store in a distribution center.

MHRA is an independent regulatory agency in the United Kingdom, and is known as a globally recognized organization for its highest standards of quality, safety and effectiveness.

Pfizer and BioNTech reported the final test results on November 18, and the results showed that the vaccine is 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 and has no major safety risks. The vaccine is produced at BioNTech’s German plant and Pfizer’s plant in Belgium.

When the news of the approval was released, the United Kingdom entered a three-tier lockdown on Wednesday after members of the British Parliament cleared the bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

This means that most parts of England will maintain a high or very high alert level to limit the coronavirus infection rate and strictly limit the mixing of families and parties. Since March, a series of blockade operations have been carried out to control its spread, and the deadly virus has claimed the lives of more than 59,000 people in the UK.

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