New Zealand gives provisional nod to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

The country has only been using Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine so far

New Zealand gives provisional nod to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Photo for representational purpose only. Reuters file

Wellington, July 29

New Zealand's health regulator Medsafe has granted provisional approval for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older, acting minister for Covid-19 response, Dr Ayesha Verrall, said on Thursday.

New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine through an advance purchase agreement with the company last year.

The country has only been using the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine so far. Reuters

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