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UK is first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine

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The United Kingdom has become the first country on earth to approve a vaccine for COVID-19.

The UK just approved Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab for general use from next week.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the Department of Health said the vaccine offers up to 95 percent protection against the pandemic.

Britain has ordered 40 million doses and immunisations will start within days for those in the first line of priority.

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Health Secretary, Matt Hancock expressed excitement about the approval.

“Help is on its way. The NHS stands ready to start vaccinating early next week”, Hancock tweeted.

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