UK to give emergency approval to any Covid vaccine breakthrough

Posted by on August 28, 2020 5:05 am
Categories: Global Stories

Legal change will enable population to be immunised as quickly as possible

Any new and effective Covid vaccine will be given emergency approval for use in the UK and an expanded workforce will be trained to administer the treatment to enable as much of the population as possible to be immunised quickly, the government has said.

A change in the law will allow the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), to grant temporary approval for a vaccine before it has been given a licence by the European authorities, which is the normal procedure.

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