Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine First To Be Approved In Australia
Government Has Four Vaccine Supply Deals In Place
Australia will begin its coronavirus vaccination program with Comirnaty. The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be the next to receive approval.
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While the EU attempts to accelerate the pace of its unified approach to vaccine roll-out, some eastern European countries are taking their own decisions.
The pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders have taken part in the launch event for a new initiative intended to tackle issues that have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as supply chain resilience and medicine shortages. The project has drawn a mixed response from industry bodies.