Australia is set to start manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine this month as the government reveals its vaccine rollout plan.
Health Minister Greg Hunt told The Herald Sun the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was likely to begin being manufactured by vaccine manufacturer CSL in November.
Hunt said the government is also set to buy into two additional COVID-19 vaccines, meaning Australians will have access to four types of vaccines.
The health minister also revealed healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and aged care workers, and those who are most vulnerable could begin receiving the vaccine from March.
Next will be what the government deems “essential workers” but could include transport workers and teachers.
All other Australians could receive the jab in the months after, to the end of 2021 – around the same time the government hopes to re-open international borders.