Great news for Queensland, with the state recording another day of no new cases of coronavirus.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed there are still just six cases of COVID-19 still active across the whole state.
It comes as the State Government today announced a deal with a Queensland-based medical technology company to manufacture needle-free vaccines.
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The partnership will see Vaxxas manufacture hundreds of millions of its High-Density Micro-projection Array Patches every year.
Ms Palaszczuk said it will also create up to 139 new jobs over 10 years at the company’s new facility in the Brisbane suburb of Northshore Hamilton.
“This will create manufacturing jobs here in Queensland in a rapidly growing, global industry,” the Premier said.
“Once this new facility is up and running, Vaxxas expect to manufacture enough needle-free vaccine kits to deliver 300 million doses each year.
“Over the next 10 years, this rate of production is expected to contribute $497 million to the Queensland economy.”
Vaxxas CEO David Hoey said the company will now be able to really ramp up production, and put the company and Australia at the forefront of vaccination technology worldwide.
“We are grateful for this support as it will create health benefits worldwide,” Mr Hoey said.
Manufacturing is expected to begin in early 2022.
We’re making it great in the Sunshine state 💪
Needle-free vaccines will be added to our list of Queensland-made products thanks to the Palaszczuk Government 💉
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) October 4, 2020