AstraZeneca vaccine recommended for those over the age of 50
COVID-19 vaccine update, as at 10 April 2021.
Australia has secured an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
This adds to the 20 million doses already on order for delivery this year.
Securing the additional Pfizer vaccines means Australia will now have access to around 170 million doses of vaccine – from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novavax and the COVAX facility.
More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in Australia, with 81,297 in the last 24 hours.
This includes 26,298 doses delivered by states and territories, and 54,999 delivered by the Commonwealth through GPs and aged care and disability facilities.
Based on updated medical advice received last night, the AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended for those over the age of 50, whilst the Pfizer vaccine is now the preferred vaccine for adults under the age of 50.
Importantly, the medical advice remains that both vaccines are very effective in preventing severe disease caused by COVID-19.
Safety remains our top priority, as it has been throughout the pandemic, and we will continue to follow the best medical advice in protecting Australians.
With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. That’s why the Government are providing accurate, evidence-based answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
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