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Australia to Start Vaccinating Young Children From Early 2022

Australia Starts Covid Vaccinations
Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Australia will begin vaccinating young children starting early next year once authorities receive final approvals in the coming weeks. 

Australia’s pharmaceutical regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has provisionally approved a one-third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine for children aged 5-11 years, Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement Sunday. Subject to final approvals, the authorities will begin vaccinations starting Jan. 10, he said.