Australia has contracted 53.8 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Australia’s regulator on Tuesday authorised the AstraZeneca vaccine as its second for use towards COVID-19.
Pfizer’s product will be available in Australia subsequent week. It 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 mentioned the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the regulator, discovered the AstraZeneca vaccine was secure and efficient.
Health Minister Greg Hunt mentioned the AstraZeneca vaccine will stop severe COVID-19 sickness.
Mr. Morrison will probably be vaccinated with the Pfizer product and Mr. Hunt with AstraZeneca in an illustration of confidence in each vaccines.
Australia has contracted 53.8 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and 50 million of these will probably be manufactured in Australia.
The authorities has additionally secured 20 million Pfizer vaccines for a inhabitants of 26 million.