TGA tentatively approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year olds in Australia

Children ages five to 11 will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration tentatively approving the Pfizer shot for younger children. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced this on Sunday. Subject to final considerations and recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI), the rollout of the … Read more

Queensland COVID update: Annastacia Palaszczuk could open borders EARLY after zero new cases from community COVID-19 on Sunday

Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk is not ruling out an early reopening of the border after not revealing any new cases of COVID-19 community in the state. Queensland registered six new quarantined cases from 8,330 tests in the past 24 hours, including five interstate arrivals and one person who entered from the Philippines via Singapore. … Read more

TGA tentatively approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year olds in Australia

Children ages five to 11 will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration tentatively approving the Pfizer shot for younger children. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced this on Sunday. Subject to final considerations and recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI), the rollout of the … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 today as seven more deaths were recorded by the Department of Health on Sunday

Seven people infected with the coronavirus in Victoria have died as the number of cases in the state dips below 1,000. Another 980 cases were registered on Sunday, the health ministry announced. Currently, 299 people are being treated in hospital for the virus, 40 of whom are in intensive care. Across the state, more than … Read more

COVID outbreak on cruise ship approaching New Orleans

Officials say 10 people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19 ThroughThe Associated Press December 5, 2021, 2:18 am • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for … Read more

Experts claim Omicron may herald the end of COVID-19 as its variant spreads in Australia

New South Wales has registered two more cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with more cases likely to be announced in the state. The total number of Omicron cases in NSW now stands at 15, NSW Health said Sunday, shortly after a further 286 COVID-19 cases and one death were reported. Five cases of … Read more

NSW COVID cases drop today, Omicron infections may remain under investigation

NSW has registered a further 286 new cases of coronavirus as the state monitors a growing number of cases of the Omicron variant that are feared to have spread in the community. The health department again announced the new cases on Sunday after more than 66,000 people came forward for tests. NSW Health also recorded … Read more

Australian drug regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11 | Top News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian drug regulator on Sunday tentatively approved the Pfizer Inc coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, with the health minister saying the rollout could begin from January 10. “They (the Therapeutics Goods Administration) have made a careful, thorough review, determined that it is safe, effective and that it is … Read more

Unvaccinated Clive Palmer can attend in person in Sydney for libel lawsuit against Mark McGowan

Billionaire Clive Palmer may attend a Sydney courtroom for his defamation trial despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. He is suing WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan in Federal Court, alleging that his public comments, including calling him the ‘enemy of Western Australia’, had damaged his reputation. The prime minister has filed a counterclaim, saying that … Read more

US drugstores under pressure due to vaccine demand, staff shortages

A flood of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are putting pressure on US drugstores, leading to exhausted employees and temporary pharmacy closures. Druggists are normally busy with flu shots and other vaccines at this time of year, but now pharmacists are dispensing a growing number of COVID-19 injections and giving coronavirus tests. The urge for … Read more