Australian regulator approves Chinese COVID jab Sinovac for travellers
More than 80,000 Chinese international students are set to be allowed back into Australia when international borders reopen after the country’s top drug regulator recommended approving the Sinovac vaccine for travellers.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration was a “major milestone” that would allow authorities to determine international travellers as being appropriately vaccinated. He said it did not mean that the vaccine would be approved for local immunisations.
“Declaring certain COVID-19 vaccines as ‘recognised vaccines’ is separate to a regulatory decision on whether they are approved for use for vaccination in Australia, which has not been made by the TGA,” he said.
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