The UK approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the German biotechnology company BioNTech, of which Turkish scientist Uğur Şahin is a founding partner, with the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
In a statement made by the spokesperson of the British government, "The government has agreed to approve Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, which is recommended by the Independent Medicines and Health Products Regulation Agency (MHRA) today. The vaccine will be available throughout the UK from the next step." It was said.
Pfizer and BioNTech, 95 percent effective against the virus, reported that they completed their 3rd stage clinical trials on November 18, and that the vaccine candidate was 95 percent effective in providing immunity against the virus.