The first vaccine for COVID-19 has been approved for use by the UK's independent regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today.
In response to the news, ABPI Chief Executive Dr Richard Torbett said:
“Today’s approval for the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine in the UK is great news and another milestone in the fight against COVID-19.
"That people in the UK will be among the first to be offered a vaccine is a testament to the timely and dedicated work of our world-class health regulator, the MHRA.
"With a number of new vaccines on the horizon, it’s exciting to see that the scientific partnerships forged earlier in the year may finally be starting to lead us out of this pandemic.”
- COVID 19
Last modified: 20 September 2023
Last reviewed: 20 September 2023