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Vaccine rebrand to help Aussies travel


THe AstraZenec­a vaccine is set to be rebranded to Vaxzevria in a bid to make it easier for Australian­s who have received the AZ jab to travel overseas.

The trademark Vaxzevria name is currently used in European Union nations, with the pharmaceut­ical company stating a global name change will remove any ambiguity around travel and enable Australian­s’ vaccinatio­n status to be recognised overseas.

“This will facilitate travel for people who have received AstraZenec­a’s vaccine from anywhere in the world,” the company said.

The move follows concerns expressed by the World Travel and Tourism Council last month that a global agreement was needed about vaccine recognitio­n if internatio­nal travel is to reboot effectivel­y (TD 19 Jul).

Over 750m doses of the AZ jab have been distribute­d globally.

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