New deal secures potential COVID-19 vaccine for every Australian

The Morrison Government will ensure that Australians will be among the first in the world to get access to a vaccination against coronavirus, should current medical trials prove it to be successful, safe and effective.

If trials of the vaccine prove successful we will manufacture and supply vaccines straight away under our own steam and make it free for Australians.

Australia is identifying and supporting world-leading research to accelerate the development and manufacturing of coronavirus vaccines. Australia is already among the best countries in the world at producing vaccines, putting us in a strong position to be able to roll out a coronavirus vaccine quickly and safely.

We are taking advice from Australia’s best medical and scientific experts to ensure that the Government’s work to select, purchase and produce a coronavirus vaccine is based on the best available knowledge.

This is the next step of the Morrison Government’s plan to keep Australians safe and to secure local jobs.