The U.K. Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

The U.K. has formally approved Pfizer and German partner BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to approve a vaccine.

Britain has the deadliest outbreak in Europe.

The British government says front-line health care workers and nursing home residents will be vaccinated first, followed by older adults.

Pfizer says it will start shipping limited supplies to the U.K. immediately.

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