UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The dean of the Brown University School of Public Health speaks to ABC News about the complexities of distributing the vaccine and the challenge of convincing people it’s safe to get.
1:42 | 12/03/20

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Transcript for UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Here at the topping UK the first country to give emergency approval for the Pfizer vaccine refrigerated trucks like this one. Leaving the factory in Belgium set to deliver the first batch of doses within days. So tonight how was it working there and what can we learn about what to expect here in the coming weeks ABC's Maggie relief from London tonight. Tonight just hours after the UK became the first country to give the green light of Pfizer's vaccine the first my heels packed up an ultra cold containers are shipped out of this plant in Belgium helped his on his way with this vaccine from east up omelets things are going to be. That's I'm way going to have say some next jail. That and frivolity can enjoy. 400000. People could be vaccinated next week with the first of two doses starting with the elderly in care homes and their providers along with people over eighty millions of doses will follow. And what's being called the largest vaccination program in the country's history. It's very very good news but he's finally means the end of the story it is not the end of on national. Struggle against. Against current of our. The first challenge. They be convincing some people even take the vaccine. I don't trust like I don't know what that diet I just look like anything until I've really. Too much about it and it's been pushed out. David it is still going to take months to roll out this back senior member people. Are going to need two doses of it now hospitals like this one tell us they'll be getting this vaccine soon but. In the meantime while we wait scientists warn us that things like social distancing and mass swearing they remain it's important as ever. David no question about that may gear thanks to you.

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