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Australia medical regulator approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

SYDNEY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Australia’s medical regulator said on Tuesday it had granted provisional approval for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, making it the second vaccine to get regulatory approval in Australia.

The regulator last month approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and inoculations for its 25 million population will begin from Feb. 22. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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