Australia’s first batch of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccines are set to arrive down under before the end of the week.
The country’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt couldn’t share any more details beyond the fact that the Government remains on track for first jabs to be administered before the end of February.
“We are being cautious with our details in a highly competitive global world as we saw during a time of shortages of masks and test kits.” Mr Hunt said.
What the Health Minister was able to reveal is that once the vaccine doses arrive, they will be rushed to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, based out in Symonston, where they will undergo quality assurance testing.
“Ensuring that the numbers are correct, that they haven’t had any in-flight actions that damage quality such as a loss of temperature and look to see that all of the vials are intact and haven’t had seals broken.”
Once given the all clear by the TGA the rollout will begin with priority groups set to receive their first jabs in the coming weeks.