AstraZeneca welcomes the announcement made by the New Zealand Government and regulatory authority Medsafe today that COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has been granted provisional consent for individuals 18 years and older.
New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, enough for 3.8 million people, through an
advance purchase agreement late last year.
Country President of AstraZeneca Australia and New Zealand, Liz Chatwin, said: “We are pleased to receive this consent
from New Zealand’s regulatory body today.
“In less than 12 months, more than 750 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been released for
supply to more than 170 countries. Our vaccine continues to be an important tool in overcoming the COVID-19 global
health emergency, underpinned by our commitment to provide broad and equitable access, at no profit during the
AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery,
development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy
areas – Oncology; Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism; and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by
millions of patients worldwide.