Why does the EU take longer than the UK to approve a COVID-19 vaccine?
The EU approved its first COVID-19 vaccine nearly three weeks later than the UK.
Breaking ranks with the European Union, Hungary has approved the use of the Astrazeneca-Oxford vaccine as well as Russia's Sputnik V, both still unapproved by European health authorities. Budapest said it has reached a deal with Moscow to buy large quantities of the vaccine, in a boost for Russia who wants to grow its share in the worldwide vaccine market, as FRANCE 24's Dave Keating reports from Brussels. Michael Tibbs, a British 99-year-old WWII veteran, joins Hallie Jackson after being one of the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Tibbs calls it "fortunate" and says getting the vaccine is "something that we all must do." Aired on 12/09/2020. A look at Pfizer's preparations and planning to distribute its COVID-19 vaccine upon receiving emergency use approval from the FDA. Moderna says it will today ask for approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and the US