First batch of COVID vaccines ‘on track’ for early next year

Australia is on schedule early next year to collect its first shipment of coronavirus vaccines.

The federal government has $1.7 billion poured into two contenders for the lead vaccine.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the new trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Oxford University were very positive.

Australia is on schedule early next year to collect its first shipment of coronavirus vaccines.

The federal government has $1.7 billion poured into two contenders for the lead vaccine.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the new trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Oxford University were very positive.

The molecular clamp is being developed at Queensland University.

If they are successful, both vaccines will be manufactured at a CSL factory in Melbourne.

Older Australians are among the most vulnerable and obtaining a vaccine would be a priority.

But Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy has cautioned that elderly Australians will not be eligible to get the jab because among people over 65 years of age, the drug has not been checked.

Health and elderly service staff as well as Indigenous Australians are other persons high on the priority list.

A variety of techniques are being developed by medical professionals to roll out potential vaccines.

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