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Australia drugs regulator approves booster doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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SYDNEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Australia's drugs regulator on Wednesday provisionally approved a booster dose of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for people above 18 years old as first-dose vaccination levels in the country's adult population neared 90%.

The booster dose can be administered at least six months after the second shot, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said in a statement.

Further advice on the use of booster shots will be provided to the federal government soon by the country's vaccination technical advisory group, TGA said. (Reporting by Renju Jose Editing by Chris Reese)