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United States approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination has been approved in the United States with President Trump stating that the first immunisations would take place in less than 24 hours.

President Trump released a video via Twitter where he praised the development stating, “The first vaccine will be administered in less than 24 hours,”.

Chief scientist at the Food and Drug Administration ‘Denise Hinton’ wrote in a letter to a Pfizer executive, “I am authorizing the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19,”.

This makes the United States the sixth country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after Britain, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Mexico and Bahrain.

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