Transcript for UK 1st country to announce approval of Pfizer vaccine
that. We will begin with that big breaking news overseas in the race for the vaccine. The uk now the first country to approve a vaccine for the coronavirus. They're now expecting to roll it out in a matter of days and Maggie Rulli starts us off in London with more. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Good morning. This is truly monumental news. Today'uncement means the uk is now the first country in the world to approve the pfizer vaccine. They said they'll roll it out in just a matter of days. Robin, right now prime minister Boris Johnson is in parliament behind me saying he promised the British government would deliver this vaccine to their people and today they delivered. Not only approving that vaccine, but also promising that the first people again are going to start getting this in just a matter of days. Now, in this first roundabout 400,000 people are going to get the vaccine. It's going to people who need it the most, people living in care homes well as their care givers but do expect that to be the beginning and told millions of doses are going to go out before the end of this year. Hospitals are standing by. Vaccination centers are standing by. Guy, I cannot overstate this today is a huge milestone. This is the fastest a vaccine has ever bon from concept to reality and scientists stress, though, despite that speed, no corners have been cut. This morning, the health secretary even offered to take the vaccine live on British television just to prove it. He then went on to say something I think we have all been waiting to hear, he said this is the light at the end of the tunnel. He's confident by next summer itcould be one that everyone could enjoy. We sure hope it is. Thank you so much. As we await approval here at home we are learning who will
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