The United Kingdom’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted temporary authorization for emergency use to Pfizer and BioNTech for the companies’ mRNA vaccine BNT162b2, marking the first Western country EUA for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson launched a new late-stage trial in Britain to test a two-dose regimen of the company’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine among thousands of volunteers, as the U.S. drugmaker’s clinical studies expand by geography and type.