Free coronavirus vaccines have been promised for all Australians, if testing at the University of Queensland is successful.
Newscorp reports the Queensland government has made an ‘Aussies first’ deal with the university, to stockpile vials of the vaccine to role out to Australians.
It comes as UQ begins human trials, with jabs happening this month and monitoring over the next year.
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It means a vaccine could be made available by mid-next year.
100 million vials of any vaccine developed by the university will be put aside to ensure Australians and New Zealanders have free and fast access to an inoculation.
The deal was struck as part of the government’s multi-million dollar funding package to fast track the research.