Medicines Amendment Bill (No 2)

About this bill

This bill would amend the Medicines Act to allow for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be lawfully administered for off-label use, and for further doses to be administered if supported by scientific evidence.

Current status

Royal Assent given 22 June 2022.
Enacted as the Medicines Amendment Act 2022 (2022/31)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 138-1
Introduced 7 June 2022
First reading 7 June 2022
Select Committee Health Committee
Select Committee report back 20 June 2022
Second reading 21 June 2022
Committee of the whole House 21 June 2022
Third reading 21 June 2022
Royal Assent 22 June 2022
Enacted as Medicines Amendment Act 2022 (2022/31)
Divided No

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