Asked if there could be roll outs before Christmas, he said: "Let's hope so [that the vaccine will come before Christmas]. If that can help anybody else, persuade anybody else to take the vaccine, then I think it's worth it", Mr Hancock said.
Mr Hancock seemed up for the idea, and claimed he would happily join him when the time comes.
Guido Rasi, a former head of the agency said: "Personally I would have expected a robust review of all available data, which the British Government has not done to be able to say that without Europe you come first".
He explained that the vaccine "will take time to roll out" with the United Kingdom having ordered 40 million doses (which is enough to cover 20 million people).
Though Spahn has himself said he was proud that a German company, founded by a husband-and-wife team of Turkish immigrant background, had created the vaccine, he was not the only official irritated at Britons celebrating being the first to approve as a national triumph. The two jabs - which offer up to 95 per cent protection according to The MHRA - have to be taken with 21 days in between, and vulnerable and elderly patients should be able to start getting immunised within the next few days.
Britain is still under EU drug marketing rules until December 31, the end of a post-Brexit transition period, but has approved the vaccine under an emergency provision in European law.
Others hit out at Piers for thinking he would have any sway over whether people take the vaccine or not. It would send the right message, If you take it, I take it, Susanna takes it, Dr Hilary takes it.
"Another viewer said: "#GMB Morgan's desperate to get his hands on this vaccine!"
"I'm confident now, with the news today, that from spring, from Easter onwards, things are going to be better", added Mr Hancock.
"Until earlier this year we were in the European Medicines Agency. The fact that this EU product is so good that Britain approved it so quickly shows that in this crisis European and global cooperation are best", he said.