EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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formally approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on after it was given the green light as safe by the European Medicines Agency, the bloc’ regulator.

“Based on this scientific assessment, we proceeded to authorise it for the European Union market,” EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said in a video statement.

“As we have promised, this vaccine be available for EU countries at the same time on the same conditions,” she said, adding the rollout would begin on December 27.