Sudden seemingly available batches of vaccines have caused minor frenzies in both New York and Washington, D.C.
But scientists are confident that new vaccines could be produced in a matter of weeks.
The announcement paves the way for mass use of the easy-to-store vaccine.
Even if a new vaccine is needed, it could be developed in six weeks, BioNTech co-founder Uğur Şahin said.
The Health Secretary's "Good Morning Britain" interview fell a little short of being a heartwarming viral moment.
"This is a frustratingly irresponsible use of a platform.”
Countries ravaged by coronavirus may see a vaccine as a silver bullet, but Vietnam’s containment of the pandemic means it doesn’t need to hurry.