EU’s vaccine regulator casts doubt on fast UK approval of Pfizer jab

European politicians and health chiefs last night criticised Britain’s decision to be the first country to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. UK watchdogs took just a fortnight to approve the jab following the announcement of successful final trial results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency insisted its emergency approval procedure did not cut corners.  Health … Read more

‘We’re a much better country’: Gavin Williamson wades into Brexit vaccine row with blast at EU

Gavin Williamson waded into the row over whether Brexit helped Britain move faster to roll out a coronavirus vaccine today, claiming that the UK was simply ‘a much better country’ than its rivals. The Education Secretary lashed out at the US, France and Belgium in an astonishing broadside in a radio interview this morning. Ministers … Read more

First batch of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine will arrive in UK within ‘HOURS’

Britain will receive its first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine within hours after the UK became the first country in the world to approve the jab. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, confirmed Britain’s first shipment — which left Pfizer’s Belgian manufacturing plant in lorries last night — will arrive ‘very shortly’, with … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Military carry out dry run for Britain’s biggest-ever vaccination programme

The full list of hospitals where Pfizer jabs will be given to the first British recipients were revealed last night as the UK military carried out dry-run drills for the country’s biggest-ever mass vaccination. Fifty trusts are poised to roll out  Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine when the first of 40 million doses are administered from next week, … Read more

Britain may still need a circuit breaker lockdown in January or February

Britain may still face a circuit breaker lockdown in January or February despite the mass roll-out of Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine, a top scientist has warned. Professor Liam Smeeth, an epidemiology and public health expert at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, issued his caution as Britain today made one of 2020’s biggest breakthroughs and … Read more

EU’s vaccine regulator casts doubt on UK’s speedy approval of Pfizer jab

European politicians and health chiefs last night criticised Britain’s decision to be the first country to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. UK watchdogs took just a fortnight to approve the jab following the announcement of successful final trial results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency insisted its emergency approval procedure did not cut corners.  Health … Read more

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine: EVERYTHING you need to know about jab

Britain’s regulators today approved Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid vaccine, paving the way for mass-vaccination to start within days. Officials said the jab will be made available ‘from next week’ as Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared the end of the pandemic was now ‘in sight’. Here, MailOnline answers all the questions about the jab, including who will get … Read more

Jonathan Van-Tam warns that face masks could be necessary ‘for YEARS’

Britons may wear facemasks and use hand sanitiser for years to come, even after a successful coronavirus vaccine becomes available, one of the government’s top medics said today. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned that there would not be an opportunity to ‘have a massive party and throw out our masks and hand sanitiser’ in a similar … Read more