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Coronavirus vaccine

We are proud to announce that we’re fast-tracking the development of a COVID-19 vaccine that will start human clinical trials in July.

Advance Queensland provided $10 million in funding in March 2020 to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine being developed here in Queensland.

Our funding will enable the University of Queensland along with its research partners, The Doherty Institute and CSIRO, to start the process of manufacturing the vaccine.

They will also be able to undertake clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. If they are successful a vaccine might be available for emergency use in healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in early 2021.

Innovation isn’t new in Queensland — from Smart State to Advance Queensland we’ve led the way in taking big ideas and turning them into big benefits for our community. We are now a world leader in developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 that can bring hope to millions of people around the world.

For more information, please visit our Advance Queensland website.

Last updated: 05 Jun 2020