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Australia to buy 10 mln additional doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

SYDNEY, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Australia will buy 10 million additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech , Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

“These additional vaccines have been secured consistent with our requirements,” Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

Australia last week approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use for people aged 16 years and older, and expects to begin inoculation at 80,000 doses per week by the end of February. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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