Commission authorises coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Commission authorises coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation for the coronavirus vaccine that has been developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. This is the first coronavirus vaccine to be authorised in the EU. The Commission, the Member States and the company are now working towards the delivery of the first doses so vaccinations days can start on 27, 28 and 29 December 2020.

See questions and answers: COVID-19 vaccination in the EU here.

See the statement by President von der Leyen on the marketing authorisation of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 here.

Source: Coronavirus (COVID - 19) - European Commission authorises first safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19

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