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Australians will soon receive COVID booster vaccines. Why do we need them, and how effective are they?

  Picture: Bienvenido Velasco/EPA/AAP Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), today provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine to be used as a booster for anyone...

If you’re over 60, there’s no sense in ‘waiting for Pfizer’. Here’s why you should get AstraZeneca today

  Picture: Shutterstock At least 60 people have now died in the current New South Wales COVID outbreak. We’ve been keeping track of how old these people were,...

Australia shouldn’t ‘open up’ before we vaccinate at least 80% of the population. Here’s why

  Picture: Shutterstock Earlier this month National Cabinet released a four-phase COVID response plan. It wasn’t so much a plan – it had no dates and...

Pfizer doses to be spaced out in NSW crisis, but state fails to get change in vaccination program

  Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas Pfizer doses in NSW will be spaced out to enable more first jabs to be administered quickly, as the Berejiklian government...

Grattan on Saturday: Morrison wrong to try to influence advice from expert immunisation group

  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Scott Morrison this week more or less trashed Australia’s top advisory body on immunisation, in remarks that were at best ill-judged...

Grattan on Saturday: Shortage of fuel hampers the general’s vaccine advance

 Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Despite some questioning about a military man being in charge of the vaccine rollout, when it comes to communicating, Lieutenant General JJ...