About the vaccines

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2021 4:50pm

Any COVID-19 vaccine must pass the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) rigorous processes to make sure it’s safe and effective before being used in Australia.

The TGA gave provisional approval for:

  • The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 16 years and older.
  • The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 years and older.

Every Australian will need to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, several weeks apart, to make sure they are best protected.

For more information about how vaccines are tested and approved visit the Australian Department of Health.