Covid-19 vaccines: Why NZ is waiting for more trials as US, UK rush to immunise

A Stuff article.

New Zealand may have been a world leader in eliminating Covid-19, but when it comes to vaccinating against the virus, we’re heeding the advice that “good things come to those who wait”.

While the UK, US and Canada have already begun mass immunisation campaigns, Kiwis won’t get jabbed until the middle of the year.

Scientists at MedSafe, the national regulator of medicines, are continually reviewing data from ongoing trials of vaccines developed by drug manufacturers Pfizer, BioNTech and Janssen to ensure they’re safe and effective.

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