EU greenlights Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
The European Commission gave final approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday just hours after Europe’s regulatory agency endorsed the product. The final approval officially clears the way for the jab to be distributed and administered within a week.
“The European Medicines Agency assessed this vaccine thoroughly and it concluded that it is safe and effective against COVID-19,” Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, said Monday. “Based on this scientific assessment, we proceeded to authorize it for the European Union market.”
The EMA faced increasing pressure over its approval process timeline, especially as Britain skipped ahead and granted the vaccine temporary authorization and the U.S. gave it the green light earlier this month.
Von der Leyen said the first doses will …continued .
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