The EU’s medical regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use across the European Union.
The move from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) paves the way for rollout across the continent, though the European Commission still needs to give this the green light.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said she expects a decision this evening.
She said the approval is a “decisive moment in our efforts to deliver safe and effective vaccines to Europeans”.
The vaccine has already been approved in the UK and US, and both countries have been rolling it out nationwide.
Source : Sky News