Australia’s secures access to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine within months

Phase-2 trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin to begin on Monday

Phase-2 trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin to begin on Monday

The Oxford University Vaccine is now being trailed and if all goes to plan, the government said it will get 84 million doses, with 3.8 million rolled out as early as January.

Australian biotech giant CSL Ltd said on Monday it would manufacture two different Covid-19 vaccine candidates, with the earliest doses due to reach the market early next year, sending its shares almost 3% higher.

AstraZeneca's vaccine, which is in late-stage development, is seen as a frontrunner in the global race to deliver an effective vaccine to combat the virus.

Australia had announced in August that it planned to buy AZD1222, along with an agreement of intent from CSL to manufacture it.

"We expect the majority in Brazil because it's the biggest country and also the one most affected by the pandemic so we expect a lot of people volunteering, but we expect also high numbers in Colombia and in Argentina", Bacaltchuk said.

Phase II trials of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is likely to begin on Monday, according to a media report on Sunday.

Staff member at Brampton elementary school tests positive for COVID-19
The positive case at Ross Drive Public School was confirmed in a letter sent to parents by Principal Greg Harris. A spokesperson with the Peel District School Board (PDSB) confirmed the employee was in the school on August 27.

Australians could be some of the first in the world to receive a coronavirus vaccine if an Oxford University trial proves successful.

Under its agreement with the government, CSL expects to supply 51 million doses of the UQ vaccine by mid-2021 if trials are successful.

Australia's second-most-populous state has been the epicentre of a second wave, now accounting for about 75 per cent of the country's 26,320 cases and 90 per cent of its 762 deaths.

The southeastern state on Sunday extended a hard lockdown in its capital Melbourne until September 28 as the daily infection rates had declined more slowly than hoped.

The extension of the lockdown in Melbourne is expected to fuel further job losses.

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