Australia’s plan to manufacture COVID vaccines
Australia will start manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine this month if all goes to plan, according to Health Minister Greg Hunt.
The government hopes to have rolled out the vaccine to every Australian by the end of 2021.
Mr Hunt also revealed the priority list for the vaccine, subject to cabinet approval, with healthcare workers and elderly Australians set to get the vaccine first
This will then be closely followed by “essential workers”. It’s unclear who qualifies for the role of an essential worker.
It’s expected the first doses will be available as early as March next year.
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