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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the news that the injections of the first coronavirus vaccine are expected to be given from Tuesday 8 December, following the news that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has confirmed that the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been authorised for use in the UK.

Ms Cunningham said:

“It is great to have some good coronavirus-related news and this latest development is really exciting, a wonderful breakthrough.

“The first vaccine has been approved for use and, in just a matter of days, the first people will start receiving injections.

“Of course, there is still a long way to go yet before everyone can be vaccinated with the vaccine available initially to a variety of priority groups, but the news that we are starting up the vaccination programme really is a wonderful beacon of hope.

“I know that people will always have concerns about a new vaccine, but the science is clear that it is safe.  I urge everyone to take the opportunity, as soon as it is offered, to get this injection and so protect themselves and those around them from this awful virus.

“It is only through this programme of vaccinations that we can hope to bring an end to this global pandemic.”


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NOTE: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination is available by clicking here.

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