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12/4/2020, 12:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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People should be confident vaccine is safe - UK's Sharma

United Kingdom Business Secretary Alok Sharma (pictured) asserted on Friday that UK citizens "should be confident the [coronavirus] vaccine is safe," referring to the country's approval of Pfizer's vaccine against COVID-19 and dismissing claims about the review not being thorough enough.

Speaking in an interview with Sky News, Sharma said the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) followed a "gold standard" during the review, adding the vaccine "wouldn't be deployed if it wasn't safe."

The British government hopes to have "some millions" of vaccine doses by the end of the year, the secretary unveiled.

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