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mRNA vaccines to be researched, possibly produced in Melbourne in landmark announcement



The Victorian government will spend $50 million to develop and manufacture cutting-edge mRNA vaccines.

The mRNA vaccine technology can be manufactured quickly, cheaply, and safely, and forms the basis of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

Watch a walkthrough of Victoria’s mass vaccination hubs in the video above

It is hoped the money will facilitate mRNA manufacturing capability being established in Melbourne.

The funding will be rolled out over two years and spent in partnerships with universities and medical manufacturers.

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The government has identified the onshore production of mRNA COVID vaccines as a national priority. Credit: AAP

The federal government has recently identified the onshore production of mRNA vaccines as a…

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