Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Wins U.K. Authorization

LONDON—The U.K. grew to become the initially Western country to grant emergency-use authorization for a

LONDON—The U.K. grew to become the initially Western country to grant emergency-use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing a shot developed by Pfizer Inc. of the U.S. and BioNTech SE of Germany to be dispersed in minimal numbers in just days.

The two-shot vaccine is also getting reviewed by the Foodstuff and Drug Administration in the U.S., the place a related authorization could come afterwards this month and a rollout before the conclusion of the 12 months.

The…