Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in Australia

The TGA has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. (TGA: Therapeutic Goods Administration) The first priority groups in Australia will start receiving a vaccine in February. This registration means Pfizer’s vaccine has met the TGA’s rigorous standards for safety, quality and efficacy, and will be provided for free …

Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official. The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July. Department of Health …