Frequently asked questions

Were COVID-19 vaccines rushed through approvals or given emergency use authorisations in Australia?

The approved COVID-19 vaccines have undergone a thorough assessment in Australia.

Because of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and developers worldwide are prioritising the development of a vaccine.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) were engaged much earlier with vaccine developers and pharmacy companies checking trials in real-time rather than at the end of clinical trial phases, which helped to accelerate the review process.

Find out more about the approval process at

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