MANTRA SUKABUMI – English could give regulatory approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, even before the United States allows it, news site Telegraph reported on Sunday, November 22.
Citing government sources, it is said that the regulator English will initiate official assessments of the vaccine, made by Pfizer and BioNTech, and that the National Health Service has been notified to be ready to deliver it by 1 December.
National Agency of Drug and Food Control AS said on Friday that they will meet on December 10 to discuss whether to authorize a vaccine.
A spokesman said the authorization process by the Medical and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) medical regulators is independent of the government and will take as long as they need to review the final data from Pfizer.
“A great deal of planning has been done to ensure our healthcare services are ready to launch a COVID-19 vaccine,” the spokesman added.