European medical officials say that authorizing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will “help to bring the pandemic under control and protect the citizens of the EU.”

GERMANY, BONN – JANUARY 28: In this photo illustration a medical syringe and a vaccination vial (filled with water) is seen with a AstraZeneca logo displayed on a screen in the background, on January 28, 2021 in Bonn, Germany. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)