The first country in the world to approve COVID-19 vaccine has been made public as citizens will receive the vaccine next week.
A COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech has now gotten the approval of the United Kingdom and will be given to citizens next week.
This makes the country the first on earth to approve a vaccine for COVID-19.
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.
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.