Australia has contracted 53.eight million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Australia’s regulator on Tuesday authorised the AstraZeneca vaccine as its second to be used towards COVID-19.
Pfizer’s product will be available in Australia subsequent week. Will probably be given in two doses three weeks aside, whereas AstraZeneca’s will probably be administered in two doses 12 weeks aside.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated the Therapeutic Items Administration, the regulator, discovered the AstraZeneca vaccine was protected and efficient.
Well being Minister Greg Hunt stated the AstraZeneca vaccine will forestall critical COVID-19 sickness.
Mr. Morrison will probably be vaccinated with the Pfizer product and Mr. Hunt with AstraZeneca in an indication of confidence in each vaccines.
Australia has contracted 53.eight million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and 50 million of these will probably be manufactured in Australia.
The federal government has additionally secured 20 million Pfizer vaccines for a inhabitants of 26 million.