Medsafe says it is close to approving the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine according to a statement released today.
New Zealand’s medicines regulator has assessed the vaccine and an expert advisory committee is reviewing the report. Medsafe may be able to grant provisional approval for the vaccine’s use for as soon as February 3.
The Government intends to
It is hoped vaccinating the general population can begin around the middle of the year.
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