Austrailia permitted to import Pfizer vaccines against Covid- 19 on January, 2021
.On Monday, Austrailia approved the Pfizer- BioTech COVID- 19 vaccine for using against Covid-19 from the combination of this Company and BioNTech.
It is announced that UK health authorities had licensed the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said Pfizer is also working with Therapeutic Products Administration (TGA) to apply for vaccine use in Australia. Australia will approve the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 in January 2021.
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt
Based on safety and trial efficacy data provided by Pfizer, it is expected that the health department will allow the vaccine for use by the end of January. Mr. Greg Hunt also said that Australia plans to launch the first Covid-19 vaccine vaccination starting in March 2021, but it is not clear which vaccine will be used first. The Australian Health Minister also applauded the UK health agency's approval of the Pfizer vaccine and stressed it was an important step forward for the world.
However, Mr. Greg Hunt also affirmed that safety is Australia's number one priority in the process of evaluating and approving pharmaceuticals. Minister Greg Hunt added that Australia will receive the first 10 million doses of vaccine in March next year and that Australia's vaccine program is free and completely voluntary. To date, the Australian government has ordered four Covid-19 vaccines, with a total supply of 134.8 million doses.
Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 - The type of vaccine Austrailia approve for use
The statement of the Head of the Australian Ministry of Health came after the British health agency announced that it had licensed the Covid-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The UK government said next week it would receive 800,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and start conducting the vaccination from Monday (December 7). The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is two doses given 21 days apart. He has ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, enough to vaccinate 20 million people.