By Bojan Pancevski, Jenny Strasburg and Jared S. Hopkins 

LONDON--The U.K. became the first Western nation to grant emergency-use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing a shot developed by Pfizer Inc. of the U.S. and BioNTech SE of Germany to be distributed in limited numbers within days.

The two-shot vaccine is also being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., where a similar authorization could come later this month and a rollout before the end of the year.

Write to Bojan Pancevski at bojan.pancevski@wsj.com, Jenny Strasburg at jenny.strasburg@wsj.com and Jared S. Hopkins at jared.hopkins@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 02, 2020 02:24 ET (07:24 GMT)

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