Australian Government acknowledges damage in annual 2020 budget caused by vaccine uncertainty

Oct 7, 2020

In its annual 2020 budget, the Australian Government acknowledged the damage to Australia’s economy caused by vaccine uncertainty.  The Government also pledged $23.2 million over the next three years to the COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Health Security Program to support the development of national immunisation policies in Pacific and Southeast Asian countries.  A further $304.7 million has been pledged for additional recovery support for Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste.