“We’ll continue to make masks available on board all our flights and appreciate that some customers may wish to continue wearing them for the duration of their journey regardless of the international rules that apply,” the Qantas Group said in a statement.
“Masks help us protect the most vulnerable in our community who are unable to get vaccinated and people who have a higher risk of developing severe illness.”
Novavax vaccine approved as COVID-19 booster
The approval was based on data including from a phase two trial held in Australia, and another in South Africa.
Novavax has been approved as a COVID-19 booster for people aged 18 and above. Source: AAP
Results showed a third dose of the Novavax jab produced “increased immune responses comparable to or exceeding levels associated with protection”.
The company in May filed for registration of their vaccine to be administered to teenagers aged between 12 and 17.
Professor Marais also said the national organisation needed to bring together the collective expertise of researchers, epidemiologists, public health microbiologists and practitioners as well as communications, infection prevention and control experts and policymakers.