All eyes on the UK as Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine rolls out

But there’re no plans to rush through approval in this country

Australia will receive real-time information on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine given emergency approval in the UK, says TGA chief Adjunct Professor John Skerritt.

The UK has given the go-ahead for emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine and will start vaccinating people at high risk, including front-line doctors, next week.

Professor Skerritt quickly doused any hope that Wednesday’s announcement meant Australia could start vaccinations earlier than the planned date of March 2021.

He said there was not enough data