covid 19

TGA Temporarily Approves Pfizer COVID -19 Vaccine

Australia’s medical regulator has endorsed the Pfizer COVID – 19 vaccine for use under a proper technique. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for Australians 16 years and over endorsed this vaccine. Vaccination of priority groups is required to begin in late February, at 80,000 doses each week. Health Minister Greg Hunt told this to the correspondents.

Who should be vaccinated first?

The government said a minimum of 21 days apart two doses are a must. Australia will start both doses of the vaccine at the suggested time. In the first group front line healthcare professionals, old and disabled people, Isolation, and border staff will get the vaccine. Because they have a high risk of exposure. They can get vaccine at health care services.

Is this safe?

I welcome the TGA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, with our Australian experts finding it is safe, effective, and of a high standard” Morrison said in a report.

This denotes the first COVID-19 vaccine affirmed in Australia. The country’s TGA said in Australia the vaccine was found to be in line with the high safety, and efficiency required for use. It also maintains the quality standards. The US sanctioned the vaccine for emergency use to prevent COVID-19. The European Commission (EC) decided on a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for its deployment. After that, the decision is taken. The TGA temporary approval will be usable for two years. Pfizer can start the distribution of the first vaccine doses.  The GACVS COVID-19 told us that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have clear benefits in all age groups. It can also reduce hospitalisations and deaths due to COVID-19.   

Efficiency of the vaccine?

This vaccine can give 95% protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Is this vaccine is good for new variants?

SAGE also reviewed the performance of the vaccine against a variety of variants. This proved that the vaccine gives effective protection against virus variants. SAGE recommends following the WHO Prioritisation Road map for the use of the Pfizer vaccine.  

Is it better than other COVID-19 vaccines in use?

It is impossible to compare the vaccines. As there are different approaches taken for making a vaccine. But overall this vaccine is highly effective in hospitalisation and preventing severe disease due to COVID-19.

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