Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Wins EU Approval
EMA Denies Any Outside Pressure To Speed Up Decision
The first COVID-19 vaccine will shortly be available to the EU member states, after the European Commission today approved Pfizer/BioNTech's BNT162b2 just hours after the European Medicines Agency issued a positive opinion on the product. The EMA says that uncertainties remain over the ability of the vaccine to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and whether the new variant strain will render this and other vaccines less effective.
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