Australia approves third dose of Covid vaccine for adults

by: Uniradio Informs – 26 October 2021, 08:19 pm

AUSTRALIA.- The Minister of Health, Greg Hunt, indicated that the administration of booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine was authorized for those over 18 years of age, this six months after having received the second injection.

Australia had already injected third doses to immunosuppressed people in early October.

In addition, the minister informed that this reinforcement program will be in operation no later than November 8 and priority will be given to the elderly and disabled.

74% of the Australian population over 16 years of age have the complete vaccination schedule, while 87% have received the first dose.