Australia will build a massive flu vaccine manufacturing plant, in an effort to sure up our response to future pandemics.
The federal government has announced it will build the southern hemisphere’s biggest facility, which will manufacture influenza and fever vaccines.
It’ll also produce life-saving anti-venoms.
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The $1 billion, 12 year deal with Seqirus will guarantee Australians have immediate access to the treatments and medications, should other pandemics arise in the future.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told the ABC the plant will be built in Melbourne and become fully operational by 2026.