Australia's Drug Regulator Has Provisionally Approved COVID Booster Shots [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australia’s Drug Regulator Has Provisionally Approved COVID Booster Shots [Headlines]

Also, Australians will soon be able to pick up rapid antigen testing kits at supermarkets and pharmacies from next week.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 27 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved COVID booster shots for those aged 18 and over.

Health officials are finalising details of the Pfizer boosters.

The US drug regulator has approved the Pfizer vaccine for American children aged 5 to 11 years.

Fully vaccinated Australians will no longer have to apply for travel exemptions to leave the country from November 1.

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Australians will soon be able to pick up rapid antigen testing kits along with their bread and milk.

They will be sold at supermarkets and pharmacies from next week – for between $10 to $30.

The Prime Minister is defending his Government’s plan to achieve a net-zero emissions target by 2050.

Scott Morrison said it’s practical and will protect jobs.

The UN Secretary General said current goals to cut emissions aren’t good enough.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen will no longer attend next week’s global climate summit in Glasgow – on health advice to rest.

Another two people have been charged in relation to the murder of a teenager in Sydney’s west in August.

Ten people are now before the courts, over the death of 16-year-old Jason Galleghan in Doonside.

Police hunting for an alleged drug smuggler, who has breached bail, are looking into a private jet that left Sydney on Monday.

Mostafa Baluch has cut off his ankle monitor, days after being given bail.

Islamic State gunmen have attacked a village in north-east Baghdad, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others.

Sudan’s ousted prime minister has been allowed to return home under tight security following Monday’s military coup.

Pro-democracy protests continue, blocking streets with barricades and burning tyres.