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Australia Formally Approves Novavax Vaccine For Use

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Australia.

Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters on Thursday the Therapeutic Goods Administration had given its approval for the vaccine.

Australia has ordered 51 million doses.

"We know that some people have waited for this vaccine, and ... hopefully this will encourage those people in the last five per cent to come forward," Mr Hunt said.