The UK has allowed the use of the Pfizer-BioNotech-produced corona vaccine across the country in view of rising corona cases. It has become the first country in the world to do so. UK drug regulator MHR said the vaccine is up to 95% effective and it is safe to allow its widespread use.
The first to be vaccinated in the country are those from the high-risk group. The UK has already ordered 40 million doses, with the help of which 20 million people can be vaccinated twice.
One crore doses of this vaccine will be available soon. It will be the world’s fastest developed vaccine which has taken 10 months to make. Generally it takes up to a decade to prepare such a vaccine.
Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted, “Help is on its way. The NHS is set to begin vaccination early next week. ‘ However, experts say that despite the vaccine, people should keep following the rules to prevent infection. This means that people still have to wear masks and follow social distance.
This is a new type of mRNA corona vaccine, using small fragments of the genetic code of the corona virus collected during an epidemic. According to the company, small pieces of genetic code increase immunity within the body and prepare the body to fight against Covid-19. Before this, the mRNA vaccine has not been approved for use on the human body. However, during clinical trials, people have been given doses of this type of vaccine.
The vaccine is injected into the human body. They tell the immune system to make antibodies to fight the corona virus and to activate the T-cell and destroy the infected cells. After this, if a person is infected with Covid-19, then antibodies and T-cells in his body get started fighting the virus. Vaccines have to be stored at -70 degrees and packed in special boxes.