A Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use across the EU

A Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use across the EU.

The European Medicines Agency says the Pfizer/BionTech jab has met its standards for quality, safety and efficacy.

Ireland is set to get over 2 million doses of the vaccine, and the rollout here is due to start by next Tuesday at the latest.

Today's decision follows trials involving more than 40 thousand people.

Emer Cooke, executive director of the EMA, says it's a major step in the right direction: