There’s been a major development involving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with the Federal Health Minister confirming the country’s drug regulator has given the tick of approval for the jab to be given to Australian children aged as young as 12.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration last night approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in kids aged between 12 and 15-years-old.
However, Health Minister Greg Hunt said there’s still a second stage that needs to be worked through.
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If the nation’s expert immunisation panel gives the green light for children with underlying health conditions, it’s understood they could have access to the jab within days.
The Health Minister also gave an indication of when under 40s can expect to receive the Pfizer jab.