Australia Covid live update: NSW braces for increase in cases despite Sydney lockdown, TGA approves Pfizer for 12-15 year olds

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has thoroughly, and independently, assessed the domestic and international evidence before extending its approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to this age group.

Up until now, the Pfizer vaccine had only been approved for use in Australia for people aged 16 years and over.

The TGA’s approval is a very important step in the process.

Atagi has been meeting with global experts over recent days to inform their deliberations and expert advice.

The national Covid-19 vaccines taskforce has been undertaking detailed planning to support the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine for children, following an approval from the TGA and in line with the expert medical advice from Atagi.

The Australian government has been consistently following the advice of our medical experts in order to roll out Covid-19 vaccines as quickly, and safely, as possible.