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Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal to produce Oxford University-AstraZeneca candidate if approved – ABC News

If the potential COVID-19 vaccine being trialled by Oxford University passes testing, every Australian will have access to it as part of a new deal struck by the Federal Government.

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Australians are a step closer to accessing a coronavirus vaccine for free, after the Federal Government secured a major international deal to produce a vaccine frontrunner locally, should trials succeed.
Key points:

  • The Australian Government has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to secure Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, if trials prove successful
  • If it is successful, Australia will be able to manufacture it domestically
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged…

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