Germany has deliberately opted for a more extended procedure to approve Covid-19 vaccines than the emergency process the United Kingdom followed.
That’s important to boost confidence in vaccines, the country’s Health Minister Jens Spahn said Wednesday.
The British regulator MHRA already permitted on Wednesday for the use of a product from Pfizer and BioNTech.
The United Kingdom boasted that thanks to Brexit, it can get people vaccinated against the coronavirus faster.
“We have the Member States, including Germany, that could have issued such an emergency permit if we had wanted to.
But we decided not to, and we took a common European approach to move forward together,” said Jens Spahn at a press conference. When asked about the UK emergency procedure for the Pfizer vaccine.