According to a report by the Russian Sputnik News Agency on February 10, New Zealand officially approved the use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
New Zealand has officially approved the use of a coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, New Zealand said Chris Hipkins, the minister of coronavirus response.
Previously, the government thought that almost everyone except for people under the age of 16 was not suitable for vaccination.
A week ago, Medsafe, a New Zealand regulator, authorized the emergency use of Pfizer vaccines.
The New Zealand government hopes to receive the first vaccine by April, and frontline medical workers, border workers and at-risk groups will be the first to be vaccinated.
Hipkins has said that people under the age of 16 have been excluded because they have not passed clinical trials.
He also advised pregnant women to discuss vaccination with their family doctor.
According to New Zealand’s national media reports, the country will first receive 450,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine of 1.5 million.