Pfizer Covid vaccine could be approved in Australia 'pretty soon', says head of advisory committee

Prof Allen Cheng explains how coronavirus vaccines are assessed and what Australia has learned from countries already rolling them out

A decision on approving the Pfizer vaccine for use against Covid in Australia is imminent with the recommendations of the independent Advisory Committee on Vaccines now in the hands of the drugs regulator.

The chair of the committee, Prof Allen Cheng, said it had finished reviewing the vaccine data for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) after holding a meeting about the vaccine on Friday.