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Australia Won’t Rush Pfizer After Homegrown Vaccine Canned

December 11, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister says his government will not rush approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine because he wants Australians to have confidence in the product.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that Australia is in a different position to Britain, which has given emergency approval to the roll out, and to the United States, which is near final approval for the vaccine’s use.

Morrison says he wants Australians to have “absolute full confidence that when it gets the tick, they can get the jab.”

The government expects the Australian regulator to approve the vaccine produced jointly by Pfizer and BioNTech by late January. The Australian roll out is expected to be underway by March.

Meanwhile, Australian researchers say they have abandoned development of the University of Queensland vaccine because it produced false positive results on HIV tests. It's one of five potential vaccines the Australian government had signed contracts with developers.

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