Australia’s medical regulator has approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for provisional use, with the first doses set to be rolled out late next month.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Monday it had cleared Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine for Australians over the age of 16 after it met strict standards around safety, quality and efficacy.
“Australians can be confident that the TGA’s review process of this vaccine was rigorous and of the highest standard,” the TGA said in a statement.
Provisional approval of the vaccine is valid for two years. Two doses are required at least 21 days apart, with aged care and disability residents and workers, frontline healthcare staff as well as quarantine and border workers at the front of…