UK will begin vaccinating members against the public Coronavirus next week – a milestone in the worldwide race to fight the pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people.
The UK government on Wednesday became the first Western country official authorization one of dozens of vaccines that have been developed since the pandemic began. Citing “months of rigorous clinical trials and thorough data analysis”, UK approved vaccines by Pfizer and BioNTech, which showed safety and 95% effective at blocking COVID-19.
In a televised interview, UK Health Minister Matt Hancock praised the speed of government regulators but added, “The vaccine will not be approved if it is unsafe. clinical.”
The Pfizer vaccine is one of three vaccines for which end-stage testing data has been revealed to date. Test results For the second time, by Moderna, showed it to be 94% effective. Third School Producers, University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, released data show 70% efficiency Overall though, questions have been raised about the test’s design. All vaccines require two injections to work. The UK has not yet approved the vaccine Moderna or University of Oxford / AstraZeneca.
In the United States, both the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine awaiting urgent approval from the Food and Drug Administration. On December 10, an FDA panel will meet to review licensing for the Pfizer vaccine.
While initial vaccinations are likely to begin this month, ensuring enough people have been vaccinated to keep the pandemic under control will be a major logistical challenge spanning months. Approved vaccine companies will need to produce millions of doses, and governments around the world will need to buy and preserve them and find a way to get them in the hands of people as quickly as possible.
Who will be vaccinated first has been a subject of heated debate. UK’s first doses of medicine likely to go to the medical staff, because they are heavily exposed to the virus but also because the Pfizer vaccine must be stored in extremely cold temperatures, which is easier to do in a hospital. Next in line will be the elderly living in nursing homes and their caregivers.
In U.S.A The CDC console on Tuesday voted It is recommended that health workers and those living in nursing homes be vaccinated before others. The panel recommendations will help state governors decide who gets top priority.