Aussies could receive multiple vaccines

A top adviser to the federal government says the elderly are still likely to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine despite a spate of deaths in Norway, and Australians could receive multiple vaccines in a bid to reach herd immunity. The federal government has urgently sought...

Aussies to ‘wait and see’ on Pfizer

Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy still thinks the Pfizer vaccine “will be OK” despite a spate of deaths in Norway, but concedes Australians will have to “wait and see”. Norwegian authorities have confirmed at least 29 elderly recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine died after taking...

Aussie vaccine production hopes dented

Australian drug manufacturer CSL has ruled out making the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine on home soil at least until after it has produced 50 million AstraZeneca doses. The federal government requested CSL consider its ability to produce the two in Australia in a bid to boost...

UK debacle as vaccine no silver bullet

People who have had COVID-19 have similar levels of protection to those who’ve had a jab, scientists revealed amid a chaotic rollout. People who have recovered from COVID-19 have a similar level of protection to those who have had a vaccine, scientists have discovered as...

Why Australia needs AstraZeneca vaccine immediately

Health chiefs have rushed to reassure Australians on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, warning the biggest threat is that the nation is “completely non-immune” to the virus. There is rising concern that alarmist reporting of the effectiveness of the different vaccines could “rock” public confidence...