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New Zealand gives provisional approval for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
29 July 2021 -

Medsafe, the health regulator of New Zealand, has granted provisional approval for the AstraZeneca (LON:AZN) COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 18 years and older, Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

Reportedly, New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through an advance purchase agreement with the company in 2020.

So far, New Zealand has only been using the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)/BioNTech (Nasdaq:BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination programme.

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