efe-epaSydney, Australia

Australia on Monday approved Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, the first to get the green light in the country.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which provisionally approved the distribution of the vaccine for an initial period of two years for people aged 16 and over, said that it "meets the high safety, efficacy and quality standards required for use in Australia." EFE-EPA