Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that the first of the COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed to Aussies next month.
He said he expected the vaccinations would begin rolling out across the country in mid-to-late February.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration is expected to receive all the information needed to approve the Pfizer vaccine by mid-January.
Once approved, Aussies would begin being vaccinated against the deadly virus within weeks.
“It is moving considerably faster than normal vaccine approval processes but without skipping a step, without cutting a corner,” Mr Morrison told reporters.