The resulting goodwill may prove useful to Pfizer and Moderna.
The 27-nation bloc is battling with manufacturers over its spot in the priority list for receiving COVID vaccines.
India, South Africa, and Kenya want to try. The U.S., EU and U.K. aren't interested.
Supercold storage is essential. But Is there enough dry ice to go around as the coronavirus vaccine is shipped around the country?
Within 24 hours of emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine maker Pfizer plans to move the product to patients nationwide.
Fifty U.K. hospitals are on standby to administer vaccine shots, which will be available by next week.
The COVID-19 vaccine is being produced so quickly due to a combination of factors involving the research community, government, industry and the public.
Emergency authorization means the FDA facilitates availability of the vaccine during a declared state of emergency.
At first, COVID-19 vaccines won't be marketed in the usual sense, because the government will be the main buyer.