TGA provides provisional approval for Moderna vaccine in Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Therapeutic Goods Administration has given provisional approval for the use of Moderna vaccine for Australians aged 18 years and over.

“This means we have an additional 25 million doses of Moderna to add to the 125 million Pfizer doses and 53 million AstraZeneca doses we’ve already started rolling out,” Mr Morrison said on Monday afternoon.

“We will have 10 million of the Moderna doses arriving before the end of this year.

“The first one million doses are on track to arrive next month and will go to pharmacies.

“This is another important tool that we have in our battle against COVID.

"We’ll have it in our hands, and we will have the jabs in our arms starting next month. This is our plan to ensure that we get Australia to where we need to get to this year. We have more Pfizer. We have more AstraZeneca. And now we have Moderna.

“Every vaccination gets us a step closer to where we want to be.”