The UK has finally become the very first country in the world to get the approval for the COVID-19 vaccine usage produced by Pfizer/BioNTech.

British regulator, the MHRA, says that the vaccine which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for rollout next week. Also read: EXPERTS ISSUED WARNINGS RELATED TO DENGUE AND CORONAVIRUS

This vaccine has become the fastest ever vaccine to go from concept to reality, within 10 months to follow the same developmental steps that normally span a decade. The vaccine is a new type called an mRNA vaccine that uses a tiny fragment of genetic code from the pandemic virus to teach the body how to fight Covid-19 and build immunity.

NHS Chief Executive, Sir Simon Stevens, said the health service was preparing for “the largest-scale vaccination campaign in our country’s history.”

Royal Liverpool University Hospital trust is one of the sites that will be rolling out the vaccine in the coming weeks.