Australian Government commits $500 million to supporting safe COVID-19 vaccines

Oct 31, 2020

Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne announced the Australian Government has committed an additional $500 million over the next three years to supporting access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia region. This funding is additional to the $23.2 million committed in the Budget, the Government’s commitments to the COVAX facility and the existing Advance Purchase Agreements with Astra Zenexa-Oxford and CSL-University of Queensland.