GPs could start offering Pfizer vax after 'game-changing' cold chain decision: Hunt

The health minister is optimistic the TGA will follow European regulators on 31-day vaccine storage advice

An international decision that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can be stored at temperatures between 2°C and 8°C for up to a month is setting the stage for Australian GPs to administer it to under-50s, Minister for Health Greg Hunt says.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

The cold-chain demands of the mRNA vaccine have created logistical headaches given it has to remain at -70°C for long-term storage.

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