Britain to approve COVID-19 vaccine

American Pfizer vaccine expected to be approved in UK, who will begin vaccinating citizens as early as December.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The Financial Times reported the UK will approve the vaccine developed by the American company Pfizer as early as this week and will start vaccinating as early as December 7.

In the United States it is expected to be approved by the FDA on December 10, in just about two weeks.

The first to be vaccinated will be at-risk populations, beginning with those aged 80 and over. Medical teams in contact with older patients are also expected to be among the first to receive the vaccine.

"We were told to expect to be vaccinated on December 7 and we are preparing to start vaccinating the entire staff that week," a senior British hospital official told the Guardian. "We will get Pfizer's vaccine... as soon as it reaches us - we must use it within 5 days, as this is its shelf life," the senior official said.

Authorities in the UK say in the last day 15,871 people tested COVID-19 positive and 479 patients died. This is a slight decrease in morbidity and mortality data compared to the previous day.

Meanwhile Ten kitchen and sanitation workers at the Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel tested COVID-19 positive.
The Health Ministry stated that the workers were asymptomatic and they were diagnosed thanks to a sampling done in accordance with the "Green Island" program.
In a discussion held by Health Ministry Director Prof. Hezi Levy, it was decided to suspend activities of the Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel until the end of inspections.
Guests staying at this hotel from 22 November are required to have a COVID-19 test at sampling sites near their home.



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