The biggest shipment of coronavirus vaccine doses to arrive in Australia so far touched down in Sydney on Sunday morning, with 300,000 AstraZeneca doses reaching our shores.
The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with Oxford University in the United Kingdom, is the major pillar of Australia’s vaccine rollout at almost 54 million doses on order.
Fifty million doses will be manufactured in Australia through a licensing agreement with pharmaceutical giant CSL, but the first doses have been imported from Europe.
Australia’s medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, will batch test the vaccines before they are made available to states and territories in a week’s time.
“The University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will undergo the…