TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the European Union (EU) on Monday and should soon be available in all 27 member nations.

Deliveries of the vaccine are expected to begin this weekend, with shots beginning across the EU between Dec. 27 and 29, the Associated Press reported.

“As we have promised, this vaccine will be available for all EU countries at the same time, on the same conditions,” said EU President Ursula von der Leyen. “This is a very good way to end this difficult year, and to finally start turning the page on COVID-19.”

The vaccine is already being given to high-risk people in the United States and Britain, the AP reported.

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