EU regulator approves Pfizer vaccine

The European Medicines Agency says that it had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to start across the EU within days.

“I am delighted to announce that the EMA scientific committee met today and recommended a conditional marketing authorization in the EU for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech,” EMA chief Emer Cooke tells an online press conference.