Aussie vaccine scientist fined $13k for advertising unapproved COVID-19 shot

The vaccine is still being assessed by the TGA

The biotech company run by SA endocrinologist Professor Nikolai Petrovsky has copped a $13,000 fine from the TGA for advertising its unapproved COVID-19 vaccine on Facebook and YouTube.

Professor Nikolai Petrovsky.

Professor Petrovsky developed the two-dose vaccine, COVAX-19, also known as Spikogen, with his company Vaxine 18 months ago.

He says the recombinant, protein-based vaccine has