Canberra: The CSL Limited Company starts producing the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
Thirty million doses of the vaccine will enter manufacturing in Victoria on Monday, according to Sydney’s 2GB radio.
Health Minister Greg Hunt told, “The vaccine is going to be voluntary but we’ll encourage as many people as possible. We’re confident that we’ll have a very high take-up amongst the Australian population.”
According to Health Minister Greg Hunt, the vaccine will start to be available to the public in March.
The AstraZeneca vaccine still needs to be approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Phase three clinical trials of the vaccine are expected to wrap up by the end of this year.