In full: Matt Hancock says the Pfizer and Biontech vaccine will be ready 'early next week'.

Health Secretary announces that a vaccination programme using the Pfizer jab will be started early next week according to current plans.

The UK becomes the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use.

A 'vaccine passport' was not part of the coronavirus vaccine plan, the Health Secretary said.

Studies have shown the jab is 95% effective and works in all age groups.

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