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Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard) (COVID-19 Vaccine - Pfizer) Labelling Exemption 2021

25 January 2021

I, John Skerritt, as the appropriate authority, grant the following labelling exemption.

Dated 13 January 2021

Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Deputy Secretary
Health Products Regulation Group
Department of Health

Contents

1 Name

This instrument is the Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard) (COVID-19 Vaccine—Pfizer) Labelling Exemption 2021.

2 Commencement

  1. Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
Commencement information
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Provisions Commencement Date/Details
1. The whole of this instrument The day after this instrument is made. 14 January 2021

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

  1. Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3 Authority

This labelling exemption is granted under section 1.5.5 of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard.

4 Definitions

Note 1: A number of expressions used in this labelling exemption are defined in section 3 of the Act, including the following:
(a) current Poisons Standard.

Note 2: A number of expressions used in this labelling exemption are defined in section 1 of Part 1 of the current Poisons Standard, including the following:
(a) appropriate authority.

In this instrument:

Act means Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

specified product means the vaccine that:
(a) contains the active ingredient with the provisional name BNT162b2(mRNA); and
(b) is manufactured, imported or supplied by Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd.

5 Exemption

The specified product is exempt from the labelling requirements in:
(a) section 1.3(1)(a) of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard; and
(b) section 1.3(1)(c) of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard; and
(c) section 1.3(1)(k) of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard; and
(d) section 1.4(1)(a) of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard.

Note 1: Under section 1.1(1) of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard, a scheduled substance or preparation must not be supplied unless labelled in accordance with section 1 of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard.

Note 2: Section 5 of this instrument exempts the specified product from the following labelling requirements in section 1 of Part 2 of the current Poisons Standard:
(a) labelling of the primary pack and immediate container with signal words, as required by section 1.3(1)(a);
(b) labelling of the primary pack and immediate container with the cautionary statement 'KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN', as required by section 1.3(1)(c);
(c) labelling of the primary pack and immediate container with the approved name and a statement of the quantity, proportion or strength, as required by sections 1.3(1)(k) and 1.4(1)(a).